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Building Community Through Campus Inclusion Week

campus inclusion week

Annual event provides opportunities to learn and connect

Ever wonder what the “plus” means in “LGBTQ+”? Or what the Inclusion Pledge is all about? Or how spirituality and the arts can figure in, as we work to build a more inclusive community and world? You can discover all this and more during Campus Inclusion Week, an annual event that highlights how we can think more critically about the diverse perspectives and needs within our community and engage meaningfully with fellow Dickinsonians. 

“Distributing information, providing opportunities for direct interpersonal engagement and providing interactive activities are vehicles for building genuine community,” says Vincent Stephens, director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, who launched the event in 2015, along with several campus partners, and has welcomed additional Dickinson cosponsors every year since.

Throughout the week, Dickinsonians can stop by the Campus Inclusion display on Britton Plaza from noon to 3 p.m. (rain location: HUB*) to learn about Dickinson’s Inclusion Pledge, pick up information on campus inclusion resources, participate in interactive activities and receive free giveaways. You’ll also find additional information displays on Britton Plaza as well as “spotlight” tables showcasing the ways that different departments and groups across campus are engaging with inclusivity efforts. Related special events, held in different locations across campus, tie in to the inclusion theme.

Monday, Sept. 23:

  • Main event: The 5Ws of Inclusion: Who, What, When, Where and How, Britton Plaza*
  • Presentation on deaf culture and American Sign Language, Stern Center 102, noon-1 p.m.
  • Bisexuality Awareness Day: Britton Plaza*, 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24:

  • Main event: What’s the + in LGBTQ+?, Britton Plaza*
  • Spotlight table: Inclusion in Athletics, Kline Center
  • Lecture: Biology of Inequality, ATS, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25:

  • Main event: Spiritual, Religious and Ethical Life, Britton Plaza*
  • Spotlight table: Story of our Identities: A Dickinson Community Art Project, Waidner-Spahr Library
  • R.A.I.S.E Training for faculty and staff: Social Hall West, 2-4 p.m.
  • Multiracial Mixer, Landis House, 6-7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26:

  • Main event: Where We’ve Come From, and Where We’re Going, Britton Plaza*
  • Spotlight table: Representation Matters: Blackness in Art, Trout Gallery
  • MANdatory September lunch discussion, Stern 102, noon-1 p.m.
  • Lecture: Storytelling, Emotion Culture, and Performative Citizenship: Authorizing Activism by Undocumented Immigrants, ATS, 7-8:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27:

  • Celebrating Community, Britton Plaza*, featuring giveaways and treats

*In the case of rain, events scheduled on Britton Plaza on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday will be held on the first floor of the HUB, and those scheduled for Thursday and Friday will be on the HUB’s lower level.

The 2019 Campus Inclusion Week is sponsored by: Dickinson’s alumni relations, institutional effectiveness & inclusivity, LGBTQ services and human resources departments; and the Asbell Center for Jewish Life, Bias Education Response Team, Center for Global Study & Engagement, Center for Spirituality & Social Justice, President’s Commission on Inclusivity, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Trout Gallery, Waidner-Spahr Library and Women’s & Gender Resource Center.


Published September 20, 2019