The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services facilitates an intentional workshop to understanding bias in society is the first step to managing it and transforming our BSU community. This workshop defines unconscious bias and describes how it affects our society coupled with university campus. At the end of the session, students, faculty, and staff will have strategic steps to reduce the negative effects of bias.
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services in partnership with the Office of Equity and Compliance facilitates an intentional workshop to augment a more welcoming and inclusive BSU community. During this workshop participants explore issues of culture, power, privilege, and stereotype threat on college campuses to critically assess what role each person provides to a more just and equitable Bowie State University.
Got 8? Diversity and Inclusion 101
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services facilitates an ongoing series of professional development diversity and inclusion topics centered on the Big 8 social identities that include and are not limited to: abilities, ages, ethnicities/nationalities, gender identities/expressions, races, religions, sexual orientations, and social classes. This session sheds light on the importance of intersectionality theory and our role in reproducing or rejecting oppressive norms in society and Bowie State University.
Safe Space Program
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services facilitate a two-part professional workshops for faculty, staff, students, and local community that will cultivate a more inclusive campus for our LGBT + community. In order to receive the safe space program certificate and safe space sticker, participants must attend both parts of the workshops.
Safe Space training is an opportunity to learn about: LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and related communities) identities, gender, sexuality, examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege.
PART 1 Awareness: (2.5 Hours)
Will focus on awareness and sensitivity issues focused on the LGBTQIA community coupled with applying concepts to the BSU community
PART 2 Allyship: (2.5 hours)
Will focus on what does it mean to be an ally to the LGBTQIA community at BSU
Diversity Matters & Your Opinion Matters
The Office of Multicultural Programs and Services affords the Bulldog community the opportunity to celebrate, recognize and appreciate diversity all year. From the Hispanic Heritage Month to Intersectionality Day or Safe Space Training, our university is committed to everyone belonging and feeling welcomed. If you are interested in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice please be sure to submit a cultural experience you would like BSU to plan.