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The Office of Social Justice Initiatives & Identity Programs provides a number of opportunities to get involved with our office. From attending events, engaging with the affinity spaces to becoming a student coordinator, we are here to create mutlipe engagement points which encourages folx to  be involved at the level they are comfortable with. 

Affinity Spaces

  • Black Student Resource Center
  • Graduate Cultural Resource Center
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Center
  • Multicultual Center


  • Critical Lens Social Justice Film & Discussion Series
  • Fabulosity Drag Show
  • Inclusive Excellence Symposium
  • Lounge Discussions
  • Recharge Thursdays
  • Social Justice Retreat
  • Welcome Open Houses
  • Womxn in the Wilderness
  • Womxn of Color Banquet
  • Womxn's Empowerment Conference

Scholar Employment

  • Graphic Designer & Marketing Scholar Coordinator
  • Scholar Coordinator


Scholars can get invovled by volunteering with the Office of Social Justice & Identity Programs and can gain valuable skills such as:

  • Effective communication
  • Research
  • Time management
  • Event planning
  • Problem solving
  • Program assessment
  • Backwards calendaring


The Office of Social Justice & Identity Programs believes in student agency and engagement. As such, there are a number of committees that encourage scholars to bring their perspectives to the forfront and assist with intiatives, climate, and campus decisions.