NCLC accepting applications to join Diversity & Inclusion Working Group

NCLC is looking for student leaders to join its Diversity & Inclusion Working Group, which will explore best practices and shape NCLC’s national engagement strategy to create more inclusive and safe campus communities for historically underrepresented and marginalized people.

Background

Student leaders have always been at the forefront of driving social change. For the first time in history, America’s student population has a non-white majority. As national headlines draw further attention to systemic inequities facing people of diverse and marginalized backgrounds, our generation’s response is critical. Student government leaders nationwide are working to make sure their campuses and organizations serve the full student body, while addressing among other things, disproportionate distributions of power, oppression, and privilege.

Working Group Activities & Outcomes

The Diversity & Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) will identify and promote action steps for student leaders to improve community education and campus policy around issues concerning creating safe, equitable and inclusive campus community. DIWG will curate resources and materials to help student leaders’ work and develop stronger institutional memory for campus action, with the ultimate goal of creating a national campaign on inclusivity and care. Specifically, DIWG will:

  • Develop a set of best practices for student leaders to utilize in their efforts to improve campus and non-campus policies on diversity and inclusion
  • Create a nationwide social justice campaign with resources for campuses to adopt
  • Educate stakeholders about student priorities and campus-based ideas

Working Group Roles

Role

Co-Chair

Member

Expectations

  • Coordinate best practices research
  • Advise long term policy & engagement strategy
  • Generate ideas from network
  • Complete NCLC media training
  • Contribute to research
  • Advise long term policy & engagement strategy
  • Complete NCLC media training
  • Support issue-based outreach

Time

10 hours per month, weekly call

4 hours per month, bi-weekly call

Term

Nov 1, 2015 – May 15, 2016

Nov 1, 2015 – May 15, 2016

Application

To apply for DIWG, submit a resume and cover letter to diwg@nationalcampusleaders.org by October 16th, 2015 at 11:59 PM EDT. The cover letter should highlight:

  • What work are you are already doing on diversity and inclusion at a campus, state, or federal level
  • Your vision for what the working group should focus its energy on and how you will contribute toward that
  • Expound upon your training and familiarity with “the isms” (sexism, cissexim, classism, racism, ableism, genderism, heterosexism, ethnocentrism, ageism, etc.)
  • For Chair Applicants: Describe a strategy or idea you have for an “intersectional campaign” to combat a large issue, campuses across the nation are facing?

We encourage student leaders from all types of institutions and backgrounds to apply.

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