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University Diversity Committee


Affirming Campuses: Making Classrooms Inclusive of LGBTQ+ Students

Thursday, February 23, 2017
1:00 & 3:00 PM - Multicultural Center,
1 st Floor, Student Center

Darcy Jeda Corbitt is a doctoral student in Health Psychology at NDSU and a prominent advocate for transgender rights in the upper Midwest. Darcy has been active in the equality movement since 2012. Her political advocacy work has included successfully having gender identity and expression added to Auburn University's anti-discrimination policy. Since moving to North Dakota in 2016, Darcy's has spoken at and consulted with 8 of the region's colleges and universities and organized the region's first LGBTQ+ campus inclusion conference. She currently serves on the NDSU Gender and Sexual Diversity Advisory Board and the ND Department of Health LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. In 2017, Darcy founded a non-profit which funds My Transition, an online transition support project she began in 2013.

For questions, contact Annette Mennem at 858-3112 or another  Diversity Council member.

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UDC's Mission
The University Diversity Committee’s (UDC) mission is to help to build a diverse and multicultural university climate.

UDC's Membership
The University Diversity Committee (UDC) reports directly to the University President. Regular or Core members who are appointed and approved by the University President Voluntary Members at large (who may help to serve on the action teams or subcommittees). Anyone will be welcome if they are very supportive of the University Cultural Diversity’s mission, projects or initiatives.

UDC's Action Teams/Subcommittees
To align with Vision 2013’s Strategy 4, below are some examples of diversity teams, groups or subcommittees for various projects and initiatives.

  1. Cultural Diversity Climate Survey Team
  2. Native American Action Team
  3. International Education Action Team
  4. Gender and Women, GLBT Team
  5. Equal Opportunity, Access/Disability (NDCPD), Aging Group.
  6. Diverse students and employees’ recruitment and retention Group
  7. Diversity (week) action team
  8. Diverse and Multicultural curriculum and Learning Group