Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Timeline for Housing and Residence Life

Please note that this timeline is continuously evolving and being updated
 
2007
  • The Housing and Residence Life Inclusiveness Committee was formed
2009
2015
  • Tunnel of Oppression had over 1,000 participants.
2016
  • Human Library started
  • Single-person bathroom spaces were identified in Waits and Foster to de-sex/gender single bathroom/shower rooms. 
  • Launched Inclusiveness Newsletter 
  • Inclusiveness began investigating disaggregated data regarding marginalized communities in the residence halls.
2017
  • The Cultural Connector program launched its pilot program in six of our residence halls.
  • The Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Enrichment was created to support Cultural Connectors and acted as a split position with Fraternity and Sorority Life. 
  • Launched Inclusiveness Bulletin Board Competitions 
  • Launched Diversity Rubric for Skyfactor
  • Launched RA Training Diversity Day
2018
  • All residential communities received a Cultural Connector
    • For more information, please see the below articles written by our Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Jason Titus
      • Jordan, C., Titus, J., (2019, May). Cultural Connectors: Increasing Cultural Awareness and Peer Acceptance through Facilitation of Intentional Dialogue in the Student Community. Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference.
      • Jordan, C., Titus, J., (2019, May). Cultural Connectors: Increasing Cultural Awareness and Peer Acceptance through Facilitation of Intentional Dialogue in the Student Community. Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers Newsletter, 46-49.
2021
  • The HRL Inclusiveness Committee expanded its work to include:
    • Table Talk sessions, monthly dialogue sessions for Resident Assistants surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.
    • Implement Hall Director trainings in partnership with our Hall Director Training Committee and their First Friday programming.
    • Heritage and History Month programming for all residential students.