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Being Diverse Isn't Enough: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Action!

  • University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Avenue West Hartford, CT, 06117 United States (map)

How do we turn our campuses into diverse communities? This conference, part 1 of 3, will help us turn diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives into ACTION - to support our under-represented, first generation, minority and otherwise challenged students, and to help all students benefit from a diverse campus community.

Topics include high school to college transition, sustaining success in the first year and supporting student identity without building silos. Discussions will lead to practical solutions and implementable initiatives around academic, social and financial supports.

A student will keynote these challenges, and a skilled expert will put those comments in context.  Following, a panel of students and professionals will look deeper into these challenges, based on their own experience, and engage in dialogue with other attendees.

Working sessions after lunch, led by adult and student co-facilitators, will look at practices that help students engage with their schools to find their identity and avoid isolation.


CHERE’s conferences feature student involvement, with adults as supporters, and foster lots of dialogue, not speeches, and the presence of representatives from both public and private colleges and universities in New England and New York.

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Part 2 - Success for Women - Sept. 20 - University of Saint Joseph

Female students face many of the same obstacles to completing their college degrees as their male counterparts. How do low-income and minority women experience gender as an obstacle to successfully moving on? Presented in partnership with the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation.

Part 3 - Success for Men and Other Groups - Nov. 9 - Gateway Community College

All students face obstacles to college success, often very different ones for students of different backgrounds. This event will look at ways that schools and colleges are addressing these challenges and highlight innovative practices that have been proven to work.

You can register for two conferences, or all three!  Special discounts apply.