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The UNITE Cohort program gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to begin or continue conversations in relation to inclusion across a broad range of identities. 

Students complete the UNITE Program by registering for the cohort and then attending educational trainings throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Students who complete a certain number of workshops by the end of the academic year are invited to an end of year celebration and call to action.

Offered Workshops for Spring 2023

Students must first attend the Equity and Inclusion Foundations workshop before signing up for other trainings. If you are unable to attend this workshop, please contact UNITE@unco.edu 

Examining Socioeconomic Status

Participants will examine socioeconomic status and the wide range of definitions from a class cultural lens. Knowing class is an intersectional experience, participants will not only acknowledge their SES experience but also how they can apply their knowledge to the UNC classroom and the greater community. Participants will engage in conversations about social class and explore ways to begin the disruption of social stratification in a national context.

Available Spring 2023 Workshops

Exploring equity and inclusion foundations

Participants obtain an overview of equity and inclusion by exploring social identities and understanding current social issues through this interactive workshop that assists students in how to exercise their agency and power as an individual and in collective actions.

Available Spring 2023 Workshops

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What is religion? Spirituality? Faith? How can you increase your religious literacy? Join us for an interactive workshop exploring concepts related to meaning-making and how we, as a campus community, can be more inclusive in our interfaith engagement.

Available Spring 2023 Workshops

Straight facts about queer life

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

Available Spring 2023 Workshops

Understanding & fostering welcoming spaces for Neurodivergence

Grounded in best practices from neurodiverse communities and mental health professional standards of practice, participants will learn more about the range of identities under the neurodiverse umbrella as well as how to support neurodiverse needs on and around campus.

Available Spring 2023 Workshops

UNITE Workshops Offered in Future Semesters

Disability and accessibility

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 Resource Center really do besides proctoring exams? We discuss the student resources, demographics, trends and changing language.

Examining socio-economic status

Participants will examine socioeconomic status and the wide range of definitions from a class cultural lens. Knowing class is an intersectional experience, participants will not only acknowledge their SES experience but also how they can apply their knowledge to the UNC classroom and the greater community. Participants will engage in conversations about social class and explore ways to begin the disruption of social stratification in a national context.

International experiences

Through this workshop participants will learn about the unique challenges international students, immigrants, and refugees face navigating transitions to the United States. We will also discuss ways participants can address bias toward immigrant populations and improve cross cultural communication.

Sexism and gender justice

Explore key ideas and issues associated with gender, gender justice and feminism. Participants are introduced to sexism and learn to identify when sexism is happening while engaging in discussions about ones own experiences with sexism at UNC and beyond.

Spirituality and Religious Identity Dialogues

What is religion? Spirituality? Faith? How can you increase your religious literacy? Join us for an interactive workshop exploring concepts related to meaning-making and how we, as a campus community, can be more inclusive in our interfaith engagement.

Dreamer

Dreamer Zone builds awareness around the lived experiences of DREAMers (student who identify as undocumented) on the UNC campus. Training participants will engage in activities to increase knowledge on terminology and policy affecting national identity, privilege and advocacy.

Miltiary

Exploring Military Culture and Veteran Experiences is a cultural training for students to help them become familiar with military and veteran culture. It covers the background as well as the societal and educational difficulties faced by veterans in academia.

Race and Racism

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

Learning Outcomes

Our goal is to make presentations and related materials accessible to everyone. Information Disability Resource Center five (5) days in advance of accessibility barriers you may encounter.

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