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Diversity Council

The Diversity Council is comprised of representatives from each of the diversity clubs within the Undergraduate Association. Alongside the Undergraduate Association's Vice President of Diversity Initiatives, they work together to educate the College community through programming, serve as a resource for clubs, and promote an environment that embraces other cultures. Join a Diversity Council club here!

Identity Based Support

  • PILLARS: Women of Color Group
    In collaboration with Nazareth's Student Access and Achievement Programs (SAAP) and Health & Counseling, PILLARS is designed to educate and empower women of color to discover and embrace their strengths within. This group provides women of color a supportive space to share their experiences at Nazareth College. The group is open to all women of color (students) on campus and focuses on issues surrounding colorism, woman-on-woman verbal assault, self-worth/self-esteem at a predominantly white institution, combating and confirming stereotypes, dating, hair, relationships, and feelings of being silenced. These topics are explored through therapeutic creative processes in response to cultural images, spoken word, reading and discussion of scholarly articles and film. Contact Ashley George, ageorge41@naz.edu
  • ANCHORS: Men of Color Group
    The mission of ANCHORS is to provide a safe space for men of color apart of the Nazareth College campus. ANCHORS meetings are spaces to discuss topics relating to the black and brown male experience in the communities hailed from and in the world as a whole. This group catalyzes a strong sense of affinity by providing opportunities for students to empathize, learn, and grow with other students who have endured similar struggles. Contact Ashley George, ageorge41@naz.edu
  • Alumni of Color Affinity Group: Contact Alumni Relations
  • LGBTQ+ Alumni Affinity Group: Contact Alumni Relations
  • Faculty & Staff Affinity Group of Color: Contact Olajiwon McCadney
  • SGIN (Sexuality and Gender Identities Network) Faculty & Staff LGBTQ+ Affinity Group: Contact Olajiwon McCadney

Paid and Unpaid Opportunities

Positions offered:

  • Graduate assistant
  • Intern
  • Student worker 
  • Volunteer 

All positions require students to positively represent the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. As representatives of the Office, students must portray a professional demeanor at all times and demonstrate high levels of integrity as they may come into contact with confidential information. Students will provide direct administrative support to either the Director for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence, the Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence or the Executive Assistant for Community and Belonging. Responsibilities typically include:Assisting in the creation and set-up of events and programs;

  • Support and attend workshops, programs and events hosted by the Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence;
  • Provide administrative support to supervisor as requested (e.g. research, compiling notes, creating postings, answering phones, copying, etc.);
  • Creation of promotional materials for events;
  • Maintaining office space;
  • Run errands for Community & Belonging Staff;
  • Serve as a positive role model by supporting and adhering to university policy and displaying positive academic and social behaviors;
  • Actively educate and engage in the areas of equity, justice and social responsibility for the purpose of building safe, healthy and thriving communities.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned.

Diversity Outreach Volunteer

Become a Diversity Outreach Volunteer (D.O.V.), pronounced "dove," and join a community of critical thinkers who are passionate about diversity related matters on campus and beyond.