A CAMPUS OF DIFFERENCE™ is a leading provider in the development and delivery of anti-bias training and resources for college and university campuses throughout the United States. Together, campus leaders explore the impact of stereotypes, bias and discrimination on individuals and on the entire campus climate. Building on this awareness, they are able to identify effective strategies to respond effectively to bias, implement effective policies on campus, and inspire students to speak out and become the advocates and voices of positive change on campus.
Members of campus communities face many challenges as they struggle to create environments where diversity is truly valued and respected. Incidents of hate, bias, and bullying; concerning attitudes of incivility and exclusion; intergroup tensions and conflicts; and hate speech are all issues campus leaders face every day. In order for the campus to become a cohesive community, addressing these issues must be part of a campus strategic plan.
Today’s college students reflect the ever-changing landscape of our country. Students representing gender-based groups; students of every ethnic background; students with disabilities; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students; and students with various religious affiliations are bringing visibility and voice to the needs and wants of the campus community. Campuses today must engage in multifaceted approaches that involve learning in and out of the classroom.
CampusALLY™ is an engaging and interactive training program designed to provide college students with the knowledge, empathy and skills necessary to act as allies when they encounter bias, prejudice or discrimination on campus. Students will be prepared to step up as leaders in creating inclusive and equitable campus communities.