Inclusive Excellence

At UW-Stout, diversity makes us stronger.
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Inclusive Excellence is a UW System planning process aimed at creating a set of initiatives to achieve an integrated set of goals surrounding diversity. In particular, Inclusive Excellence:

  • Employs a dual focus in diversity efforts, concentrating on both increasing compositional diversity and creating learning environments in which students of all backgrounds can thrive;
  • Requires a more comprehensive, widespread level of engagement and commitment ensuring that every student fulfills their educational potential;
  • Places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle around which institutional decisions are made;
  • Calls for a close attentiveness to the student experience itself including the impact of race and ethnicity, and the influence of physical ability, sexual orientation, gender expression, socioeconomic background, and first-generation status on their learning experiences; and 
  • Demands that the ideals of diversity and excellence be pursued as the interconnected and interdependent goals they are.

UW-Stout is a community committed to this process, whose aim is to cultivate an environment fostering and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability at every level of university life. We value diversity intrinsically and for the benefits it brings to our community. We strive to create learning environments in which students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds can thrive and fulfill their academic, personal, and professional potential in an increasingly diverse global environment.

The UW System and UW-Stout are inclusive of diversity in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Arrest or conviction record
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Gender identity or expression
  • Genetic testing
  • Marital status
  • National origin
  • Political affiliation
  • Pregnancy
  • Race
  • Religion or creed
  • Sexual orientation
  • Veterans' status or military membership
  • Use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours

Diversity Events

Time Shift: Intercultural Time Management (IDC 3)

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Memorial Student Center – Northwoods: Do you ever wish there were more hours in a day? In this interactive workshop, consider how cultural differences affect how people think about time -- how it gets valued, spent, wasted, cherished and ignored. Learn more about how other cultures, near and far, connect to time. Concurrently, participants will gain a better understanding about their own thoughts on time and ideas about how awareness of time makes a difference in how much time each of us has.

Yes! I'm a Feminist

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Raw Deal: "Yes! I'm a Feminist" is a poetry slam competition and fund-raiser event for the Women and Gender Studies program.All are welcomed to come and perform their poetry. Poets will sign up on site and are allowed to perform original works or other known works as long as the original author is identified.

"What were you wearing?" Survivor Art Installation

All day event - Overlook of the MSC: Join Students for Consent to observe this thought-provoking installation. The intent of the installation is to create a tangible response to one of our cultures most pervasive rape culture myths. The belief that clothing or what someone was wearing "causes" rape is extremely damaging for both survivors and for our community. This installation allows participants to see themselves reflected in not only the outfits but also in the experiences of the survivors.

Hegemony Project "MeToo"

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - MSC White Pine: The Hegemony Project is hosting a discussion on the #MeToo movement and on remembering victims of color. They will show a short video to start the conversation. Come prepared to ask questions and discuss.

"What were you wearing?" Survivor Art Installation

All day event - Overlook of the MSC: Join Students for Consent to observe this thought-provoking installation. The intent of the installation is to create a tangible response to one of our cultures most pervasive rape culture myths. The belief that clothing or what someone was wearing "causes" rape is extremely damaging for both survivors and for our community. This installation allows participants to see themselves reflected in not only the outfits but also in the experiences of the survivors.

"What were you wearing?" Survivor Art Installation

All day event - Skylight Lounge of the MSC: Join Students for Consent to observe this thought-provoking installation. The intent of the installation is to create a tangible response to one of our cultures most pervasive rape culture myths. The belief that clothing or what someone was wearing "causes" rape is extremely damaging for both survivors and for our community. This installation allows participants to see themselves reflected in not only the outfits but also in the experiences of the survivors.

Speak About It

7:00 PM - Great Hall (MSC): Join Students for Consent as we host the group, Speak About It -- a group that performs skits about consent, boundaries and healthy relationships and gives students ways to confront these issues. More information about them can be found here: http://speakaboutitonline.com/

"What were you wearing?" Survivor Art Installation

All day event - Skylight Lounge of the MSC: Join Students for Consent to observe this thought-provoking installation. The intent of the installation is to create a tangible response to one of our cultures most pervasive rape culture myths. The belief that clothing or what someone was wearing "causes" rape is extremely damaging for both survivors and for our community. This installation allows participants to see themselves reflected in not only the outfits but also in the experiences of the survivors.

"What were you wearing?" Survivor Art Installation

All day event - Skylight Lounge of the MSC: Join Students for Consent to observe this thought-provoking installation. The intent of the installation is to create a tangible response to one of our cultures most pervasive rape culture myths. The belief that clothing or what someone was wearing "causes" rape is extremely damaging for both survivors and for our community. This installation allows participants to see themselves reflected in not only the outfits but also in the experiences of the survivors.

The Hunting Ground

5:00 PM - JHSW 110: Students for Consent will be hosting a showing of the film The Hunting Ground followed by a panel discussion with representatives from different departments at UW-Stout. The film is described as, "a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture on campuses, poised to light a fire under a national debate." (More information and a trailer can be found at: http://thehuntinggroundfilm.com/). 5 p.m. show starts, 7 p.m. Panel Discussion.

Shift & Shout: Conflict and Intercultural Competence (IDC 8)

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Memorial Student Center – Northwoods: In our increasingly multicultural community, success depends more and more upon a person's ability to recognize and respond appropriately to conflict due to cultural difference. This interactive workshop provides practical tools to heighten awareness and help effectively manage and resolve conflicts. Improve your understanding of how culture impacts people's responses to conflict.

Personal LeaderSHIFT Workshop

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: In this interactive workshop on intercultural Personal LeaderSHIFT, participants strengthen, then apply, their understanding of their own values and goals. When faced with intercultural difference, uncertainty or change, your individualized Personal Leadership principles help determine the best way forward. Decision-making based on one’s own ideals can boost confidence and add clarity to times of personal and professional transition. Note: this is a "workshop;" please plan your schedule to be there for 120 minutes: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., May 1. Northwoods Room, MSC.

SHIFT – Change Campus Climate one poem at a time

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: In this interactive workshop, we will use poetry as a means of encouraging reflection and change in how we interact with one another and work to create a more inclusive environment in our departments and units. Bring your own favorite poem to share and reflect on how poetry positively shapes your emotions and improves well being.

Safe Space Training

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Merle Price Commons Glass Lounge: Learn to be an ally and create safe environments for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff at UW-Stout. Attendees will learn from a panel of students sharing personal experiences related to their identities both on and off campus.

Kitanahpalooza: Throwback Thursday

7:00 PM to 10:30 PM - Memorial Student Center Great Hall: Join the Gender & Sexuality Alliance for the annual spring professional drag show, Kitanahpalooza: Throwback Thursday. Come dressed in your best throwback outfits and get ready for a night of nostalgia!

Free CeCe

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Micheels Hall 290: This is a two-part event. Part one is a showing of the documentary Free CeCe, about a trans woman of color who was falsely incarcerated for a murder charge, even though she was the victim of assault/ harassment. The second part of the event is a dialog with the director of the film Jac Gares, as she talks about their experiences making the film

Safe Space Training

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Memorial Student Center Oakwood Rm: Learn to be an ally and create safe environments for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff at UW-Stout. Attendees will learn from a panel of students sharing personal experiences related to their identities both on and off campus.

Start Some Shift! (IDC Workshop 1)

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: In this interactive workshop, an overview of the campus goals related to diversity and inclusion and why it matters in our everyday lives will be presented. Learn the eight steps to inclusion and how to support intercultural development across campus. The session qualifies you to take the IDI assessment, which generates specific, individualized suggestions on how to expand intercultural competence and improve the campus climate. Attendance at a Make Shift Happen workshop is required before getting the results of the IDI.

SHIFT - Build Community Brown Bag Session

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Memorial Student Center: You are invited to an informal session on building community amongst underrepresented and marginalized groups on campus. Come with ideas on activities we can engage in to build community; get reacquainted with friends and colleagues and meet new ones. This is a brown bag session, please bring your own lunch; refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not required.

SHIFT - Build Community Brown Bag Session

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Memorial Student Center: You are invited to an informal session on building community amongst underrepresented and marginalized groups on campus. Come with ideas on activities we can engage in to build community; get reacquainted with friends and colleagues and meet new ones. This is a brown bag session, please bring your own lunch; refreshments will be provided. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Microaggressions Online Seminar

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Millennium Hall: The Provost’s Office, in collaboration with the Diversity Bridge Team, invites faculty and staff to participate in a 60-minute online seminar Thursday, June 7, describing microaggressions and actions to take when they occur. Registration is not required. Date and Time: 6/7/2018 1 to 2 PM Location: Room 201, Millennium Hall Sponsored by: Provost's Office, Diversity Bridge Team