Commitment to Diversity

Diversity and inclusion have a mutual working relationship. Inclusion enables diversity, and a diverse environment promotes inclusion. We, the I.D.E.A. committee at Schreiner, understand the strength in both and try to create and document the events, efforts, and enthusiasm our campus has towards diversity and inclusion.

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Academic Year

Mental Health Event: The I.D.E.A. committee collaborated with the Flag is Up, Active Minds, and the Psychology Department to talk about mental health. This happened through an abridged screening of the Spring 2021 production of The Curious Savage at Schreiner University, which allowed participants to discuss previous and current portrayals, stigma, as well as evolving perceptions of mental health in the United States.

  • Growing Up _____: The Growing Up ____ series happened throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. These were informal conversations about who people are and where they came from. These unstructured conversations happened at least once a month outside in the Schreiner commons where people gathered to discuss growing up in S.T.E.M., immigrant, in the spectrum, or the performing arts.
  • Cultural Idioms Panel: During the 2022 Student Achievement Showcase, the I.D.E.A. committee worked alongside OLE (Organization for Latin Engagement) and French-language students on a panel about Mexican and French cultural idioms. Panelists took turns sharing cultural idioms like “No mames” or “Appeler un Chat un Chat to discuss how these shaped values and perceptions in general or at home. STUDENTS: Valentia (Sarah) Hernandez; Jacob Castro;  James Clafflin; Briley Elrod MODERATORS: Lori Mayles-Wells & Adolfo R Mora
  • Ask Big Questions: Purposeful Lives and I.D.E.A. collaborated to ask Schreiner several big questions. Communities of practice were created to take the Ask Big Questions program to students, staff, and faculty. These social circles discussed at least one question a month and word maps were produced to see how people responded to such questions. These artifacts were shared publicly during the 2022 Student Achievement Showcase.

Demographic Portrait

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