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OED 101

The Office of Equity and Diversity offers multiple avenues for learning, training, thinking, reporting, advancing, and reflecting in support of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) efforts.

 

Diversity Certificate Program

This initiative is a training opportunity for faculty and staff and in alignment with the Chancellor’s priority in the strategic map. A semester-long cohort is accepted each Fall, while a 2-day conference is offered in the Spring.

Diversity Passport Program

This year-long experiential program was made to be flexible and help UTHSC students and employees explore Memphis.

Diversity and Inclusion Book Club

Do you love to read? Do you love to debrief the books you read? Look no further than this book club. You may even win a FREE book!

Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants

These seed grants are offered annually thanks to generous donations from various campus departments to assist members of the community implementing accepted project proposals.

Speakers Bureau

Ever wonder, “Who could we find to speak on ‘XYZ’?”; we have a repository of self-selected speakers who are available to share their expertise with interested audiences.

Give to Diversity

Seeking to make a charitable donation to help ensure EDI efforts on campus? We have a fund set up ready for you to donate!

Request a Workshop

Many departments seek training to enhance their teams’ knowledge and understanding. Therefore, OED offers training to accommodate the group at a mere request!

File a complaint

Have you seen or experienced some form of misconduct or discrimination? We can help.

Documenting Your Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion

This form allows you to document your event dedicated to EDI efforts.

Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council

Chaired by OED’s AVC Dr. Michael Alston, this council consists of representatives appointed by the Chancellor who meet and discuss ways to achieve the metrics outlined in the strategic plan for 2019-2023.

Diversity Matters Newsletter

This newsletter consists of articles sourced through communications and marketing and various departments on campus as well as original content drafted by OED. The bimonthly editions are available online and archived for viewing at any time.

Inclusion and Condolences Listservs

OED is the owner of the inclusion listserv and moderates the content sent to its subscribers. Likewise, the condolences listserv serves as a voluntary channel to share information about faculty and staff who have experienced the transitioning of loved ones or coworkers. Approval of messages to the listservs are subject to the discretion of the OED staff.

For more information about the Office of Equity and Diversity, explore our website!

Last Published: Jul 27, 2020