There Is Always More to Learn

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."  — Alice Walker

Beyond our many events and student-led programming, we offer opportunities for more in-depth learning and training. We strive to build a community that intentionally commits to dismantle oppression, embrace our diverse perspectives and ensure an inclusive community for all on our campus. 

Customized Trainings

Do you have an idea for a custom training for your student organization, class or department? The Multicultural and Diversity Affairs staff are more than happy to work with you to create a special workshop that fits your particular needs and prior experience!  

Past training topics have included:

  • Inclusive Language
  • Microaggressions
  • Privilege and Systems of Oppression
  • Cultural Values

To discuss a custom training for your group, contact diversity [at] stedwards.edu.  

LGBTQ Ally Training

The Division of Student Affairs proudly offers LGBTQ Ally Training for its staff. This program aims to:

  • Foster a welcoming campus community that is inclusive of all sexual orientations and genders
  • Combat negative perceptions and attitudes faced by the LGBTQ community through education and dialogue
  • Explore how our Holy Cross mission and values promote compassion for the LGBTQ community through recognition of the importance of human dignity
  • Practice skills, develop strategies, and understand the role of intersectionality in supporting LGBTQ members of our campus community and beyond 

For more information about the Division of Student Affairs' LGBTQ Ally Training program, please contact diversity [at] stedwards.edu.

LGBTQ Ally Training Program Placard

Incident of Bias

Have you witnessed or experienced an incident of bias or discrimination on campus? Multicultural and Diversity Affairs staff can help you navigate the process.

To report an incident of bias, contact diversity [at] stedwards.edu.