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Understanding & Navigating Inclusion Through Education (UNITE)

After applying, mark your calendar for our:
Opening Celebration
Thursday, August 23rd at 2:30pm in the UC Ballrooms

For more information, or if you have questions, email us: equityandinclusion@unco.edu


What is the UNITE Cohort Program? 

The UNITE Cohort program was created to allow undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to begin or continue conversations in relation to inclusion across a broad range of identities. Specifically, UNITE highlights UNC's diverse community through the following programs: Equity & Inclusion Basics, DREAMer Zone, Vet Zone, Disability Awareness, Straight Facts about LGBTQ+ Life, Sexism 101.

Students accomplish the UNITE program by registering for the cohort and then attending the different educational trainings through the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 academic semesters. Students who complete the full series over the academic year will be invited to an end of year celebration and call to action.

UNITE Cohort Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate awareness of the issues and concerns of UNC’s diverse community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of policies, laws, and practices that affect UNC’s diverse community.
  • Recognize and articulate identities you hold.
  • Identify and articulate privilege identities.
  • Recognize where to direct individuals for more resources regarding their identities.
  • Identify personal actions to support yourself as well as marginalized communities.

Included Trainings

(2 hours)

Presenters: Disability Support Services (DSS) Staff

Why are individuals with disabilities often forgotten in conversations about diversity and inclusion? What does social justice mean for a college student with a disability? What does Disability Support Services really do besides proctoring exams? We will discuss the resources provided for students, student demographics, observed trends, and the changing language in regard to disability.

(2.5 hours)

Presenters: Reyna Anaya

This session focuses on building awareness around the lived experiences of DREAMers (students who identify as undocumented) on the UNC campus. Through the training participants will engage in various activities to increase knowledge on foundational terminology and policy affecting nationality identity, privilege, and advocacy with and for DREAMers and their families at UNC.

(2.5 hours)

Presenters: Equity & Inclusion Staff and/or Fleurette King

This interactive workshop will provide an opportunity to talk about race relations and racism.  Participants will gain a brief overview of history, share perspectives on contemporary issues, and discuss strategies to eradicate racism and improve race relations.

(1.5 hours)

Presenters: Equity & Inclusion Staff and/or Fleurette King

In this session, participants will obtain an overview of equity and inclusion by exploring social identities and understanding current social issues. This interactive workshop will assist students in how to exercise their agency and power as an individual and in collective actions.

(2 hours)

Presenters: Women's Resource Center (WRC) Staff

This workshop will explore key ideas and issues associated with gender, gender justice and feminism. Participants will also be introduced to sexism and learn to identify when sexism is occurring, while engaging in discussion about ones own experiences associated with sexism at UNC and beyond. Join the WRC in this important conversation while gaining tools and resources to support addressing sexism and misogyny in our community and society as a whole.

(2 hours)

Presenters: Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) Staff

This session discusses the challenges queer and transgender folks face and what students can do to be a better advocate for students across the gender and sexuality spectrums.

(2 hours)

Presenters: Veteran Services Staff

Vet Zone Training is a cultural training for students to become familiar with military, and specifically veteran, culture. It covers the background of the culture as well as the societal and educational difficulties faced by veterans in academia. The Purpose of Vet Zone Training is to educate students on the basic information, challenges and advantages that are part of being a veteran student so they may promote an environment of safety and understanding to this growing minority.

Can I register to be part of the Cohort at any time?

Yes! Students may join the Cohort at anytime. We do however, encourage you to look at the schedule of educational trainings below to plan accordingly to complete with your cohort.

Disability & Accessibility

Tuesday, October 16
12:30-2:30pm

Tuesday, November 13
12:30-2:30pm

Dreamer Zone

Wednesday, October 17
5:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, November 13
5:30-8:00pm

Examining Race Relations & Racism

Tuesday, October 23
1:30-4:00pm

Friday, November 9
10:30am-12:00pm

Exploring Equity & Inclusion Basics

Thursday, September 6
2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 17
2:30-4:00 pm

Thursday, November 29
10:30am-12:00pm

Sexism & Gender Justice

Tuesday, September 25
2:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, October 16
9:00-11:00am

Straight Facts about Queer Life

Wednesday, September 19
5:30-7:30pm

Monday, October 8
5:30-7:30pm

Vet Zone

Tuesday, September 11
10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, November 14
11:00am-1:00pm