Opportunities to Engage

There are multiple opportunities for you to engage with the IDEA initiative. Below are some of the ways equity, justice, and inclusion have been expanded on campus.


The Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (CIDE) is charged with proposing initiatives that will enhance public dialogue on gender identity, ethnicity, religion, race, diversity, and other topics critical to the future of the College, and facilitating campus conversations on race, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, CIDE develops recommendations for improving College policies and practices that have an impact on equity and access. The committee includes faculty, staff, students, and an alumna.

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Racial Justice and Equity Fellows

The Racial Justice and Equity Fellowship Program provides grants for research, internships, and community-engagement projects designed to advance scholarship and explore topics relevant to the following: racial justice; inequality; equity; criminal justice reform; intersectional, interracial, and intraracial violence; community-engaged projects; and related areas.

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DEI Departmental Action Plans

Various offices across campus are hard at work developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Departmental Action Plans, focused on reviewing departmental practices and policies to ensure we continue to create equitable and just spaces across campus. Offices that have developed plans include Denison Library, the Sallie Tiernan Field House, and the LASPA Center. Action plans outcomes can also be supported by funding. If you are interested in creating an action plan, please contact Dr. Mary Hatcher-Skeers.

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Community Conversation

The Equity and Justice Leadership Team partners with various offices on campus to create space for faculty and staff to connect and build community in a fun and casual setting. Previous offices to host community conversations are the Study Abroad and Global Education Office; the Registrar; Student Affairs. If your office is interested in hosting a Community Conversation, please Contact Us.



The Equity and Justice Leadership team oversees a variety of funding opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to engage around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about the application criteria and deadlines below.

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If you have any additional questions, ideas, or concerns regarding equity, access, or inclusion on campus, please do not hesitate to Contact Us