The Institute for Inclusion and Equity (IIE) works to foster an inclusive campus community at Ursinus, where all students are safe, affirmed, respected, and welcomed.
As a central space for all students from equity-seeking groups, the IIE coordinates dialogue, programming, and activities around issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. The Institute thus supports the larger mission of the college, preparing students for leadership in an increasingly complex, diverse and interdependent world.
What We Do
- Offer space for social gatherings and media viewings as well as for dialogues on matters of current intellectual, social, and political interest
- Collaborate with other student support networks including the Institute for Student Success and the W.R. Crigler Institute, to help all students make the most of their Ursinus education
- Provide a forum for open discussion of the four questions that structure the college’s core curriculum, with attention to their relevance for issues of equity and inclusion
- Advise organizations serving underrepresented student groups on campus
- Support educational and cultural programming for the broader campus community
- Build collaborative relationships with alumni/ae
- Help students connect with fellow students at peer institutions
- Offer a warm, welcoming environment in which every member of the Ursinus community, regardless of background, can thrive
September 27th, 2017
The United States is often referred to as Melting Pot welcoming, people from varying cultures, nationalities and backgrounds. This “Melting Pot” can sometimes seem full of white and black ingredients. Join the IIE as we discuss the silencing of non-European-American/non-African-Americans and provide a voice for those who may feel invisible.