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PROGRAMS & SERVICES

DIVERSITY TRAINING

Throughout the year, we facilitate various workshops that make students aware of their multiple social identities and how they impact their lives inside and outside of the classroom.  In these sessions, students receive hands-on, practical skills for challenging their biases, confronting inappropriate behavior, communicating with people from different backgrounds and working to increase unity and inclusion on campus.  If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in one of our training workshops, contact Mary Larkin, Program Coordinator for the LGBT Resource Center at mlarkin@emich.edu.

 

THE BROTHERHOOD INITIATIVE

The BrotherHOOD (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) is a university-wide initiative designed to engage, empower, retain and graduate more males of color at Eastern Michigan University.  Through collaborative partnerships with offices throughout the university, we employ a success-driven approach to help males of color develop as students and as men instead of addressing deficits and challenges they need to overcome.

Learning Outcomes:  Through participation in the BrotherHOOD Initiative, students will be able to:

  • Establish healthy, mutually beneficial relationships, manage interpersonal conflicts effectively and demonstrate appropriately assertive behavior.
  • Seek help for academic, financial and other personal challenges and offer assistance to others as needed.
  • Articulate and make plans to achieve individual short- and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Effectively and coherently communicate through writing and speaking.
  • Exhibit self-reliant behaviors necessary to effectively manage their time and personal affairs.

Upcoming Events

BrotherHOOD "Barber Shop" - Come get a free haircut, grab a bite to eat and enjoy meaningful dialogue with other male students, faculty, staff and alumni. Open to ALL STUDENTS

Fall Semester

 

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday,September 21, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, Octobery 5, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge

Winter Semester

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           For more information about please contact Tiran Burrell, Graduate Assistant, Diversity and Community Involvement at (734) 487-3637 or tburrell@emich.edu.

 

THE SISTERHOOD INITIATIVE 

SisterHOOD provides a safe space for Women of Color to promote the following six building BLOCKS: Beauty, Leadership, Outreach, Creativity, Knowledge and Sisterhood (BLOCKS). Through monthly dialogues and programming we build a community that focuses on developing one’s identity as a WOC, celebrating our cultural influences that shape our lives and to share/receive encouragement and positive reinforcement from other students and professionals who look like us.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Identify and define beauty, both inner and outer, for themselves through the process of self-love and reflection by engaging in discussions around self-identity.
  • Create opportunities that will enhance their leadership potential.
  • Express the importance of helping their fellow sisters and surrounding communities by embracing intersectionality and celebrating diversity.
  • Demonstrate scholarship by partake in academic, personal and professional development opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
  •  Share, connect and grow in solidarity though celebration, affirmation, and conversation.

SisterHOOD Dialogues-2017 

SisterHOOD Queendom Vibes "Dialogues" - Gab a bite to eat and enjoy meaningful dialogue with other women of color, faculty, staff and alumni. Build a community of students. Open to ALL STUDENTS

Fall Semester

 

  • Wednesday, Sepmteber 8, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, September 22, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 3, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, December 1, 2016, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge

Winter Semester

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 2, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge

Upcoming Events:

For more information please contact Tiran Burrell, Graduate Assistant, Diversity and Community Involvement at (734) 487-3637 or tburrell@emich.edu.

All Diversity & Community Involvement centers and administrative offices are are located on the 3rd floor of the Student Center