Resources to help you support undocumented students

Dear Colleagues,

On the issue of supporting undocumented students, I’d urge to consider the resources provided by CT Students for a Dream (C4D), the undocumented student-run organization we brought to campus November 4th to have just the kind of conversations and address the concerns being raised on this list serve.  Over 150 educators and experts from around Connecticut were on campus in what, through hindsight, became a just-in-time event.

As educators, you’ll find this link an invaluable resource:

Both Student Affairs and OEI are open to brining back elements of the C4D team to conduct a focused 2-hour workshop for Wesleyan educators. If you’re interested, please sign up here:

The Office for Equity & Inclusion along with a network of support offices on campus has been discussing the issue of how to create a robust network of support, and build educational competencies to support DACA students since President Roth’s announcement in May.  If you are interested in learning more and being part of the ongoing CT-based network of educators, please indicate your interest in the query form above.

Also, as a reminder, the campus has a wide array of resources and professionals in Human Resources and the Office for Equity & Inclusion,  whose daily work is to combat discrimination, bigotry, and workplace harassment while we work on creating an inclusive educational work environment – we are a phone call, office drop-in, email away.

On the self–service shelf, you’ll find resources here as well:

With gratitude,
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/Title IX Officer

Resources to combat discrimination and bigotry

Dear Wesleyan community,

With the uptick in incidents of bias and harassment on college and university campuses nationwide, a dual concern and deep interest from individuals from marginalized groups for personal and psychological safety, as well as a general desire for sense-making in general has arisen. It is our personal responsibility to continue to educate ourselves and remain firmly committed to Wesleyan’s welcoming and inclusive values, seeking community when needed, challenging our internal biases as necessary, and remaining intellectually and emotionally open the difficult task of building an inclusive community in the face of bigotry and fear-mongering.

The Office for Equity & Inclusion serves as a hub that provides a broad range of prevention and response resources to address these challenges as a community. We don’t have office hours because you are always a priority and we welcome you to stop in, although we do appreciate prior appointments.

We cannot take action to address incidences of bias, hate, and discrimination unless you report.  It’s easy, it’s anonymous if you prefer not to give your name, and it’s only a click away. We take all claims seriously and have strong relationships with law enforcement in the event the incidents rise to the level of criminal behavior.

While we have internal workshops, programing, and interventions we provide, these electronic resources below are just one way you can start to make sense of your own personal challenges and knowledge gaps as you continue to strive to be an ally against all forms of bigotry and hate.

If you have additional resources, stop by, we’d like to sit and speak with you,

Antonio Farias North College 317

Teshia Levy-Grant North College 122

Debbie Colucci North College 112

Patricia Stephenson Gordon North College 318


Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)

Advancing the Mission: Tools for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Danger of a Single Story

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

Race Forward

Southern Poverty Law Center

Hate Crime Laws

Racial Equality Tools

Gender Bias:

Gender Values: Meeting the Challenge for STEM Gender Diversity

Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES)

Understanding gender bias

Civic Engagement and Diversity:

Research on engaging across different points of view

Diversity & Democracy

Why social equity and justice are hard


True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services:

Transgender Resources:


Post-Election: Recommendations for School Administrators, Educators, Counselors, and Undocumented Students

Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and Interfaith Dialogue:

Interfaith Outreach, Anti-Defamation League:

Connecticut Muslim Coalition:

Yale Center for Faith and Dialogue:


EISC Agenda Meeting #2 and #3

EISC Agenda Meeting #2

October 10, 2016

  1. Review and approve Principals
  2. Review and approve Timeline
  3. Review and approve expansion of committee per timeline workload
  4. Discussion of student volunteer compensation for research
  5. 5 minute talk at Faculty Meeting Tuesdays
  6. Additional student members
  7. What are the parameters for student engagement in the steering committee
  8. Expanding the steering committee to include students


EISC Agenda Meeting #3

October 26, 2016

  1. Review, approve, and publish guiding principles.
  2. Review and finalize stipend for research
  3. Discuss and agree on resource center committee membership, initial tasks, expected outcomes, and timely reporting dates.
  4. Calender remaining EISC meetings, including EISC meeting with student leaders on Nov 10th
  5. Agree on format of meeting(s) with trustees; draft invitation