The SEED (Students Educating and Empowering for Diversity) team currently consists of thirteen (13) undergraduate students representing diverse backgrounds with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic, religion/faith, political ideology and other identities.
The leadership structure consists of three (3) co-chairs who lead three (3) areas of concentrated focus areas:
In addition, SEED provides one program each month on one of the concentrated diversity areas; as well as collaborations with other student groups/organizations.
SEED offers the following trainings to student groups/organizations at a minimum 1.5-2 hour block:
1. “Applying Identity” – a interactive training that helps students to identify their primary identities, attach values to those identities and then solve a scenario using that information.
2. “The More You Know, The More You Grow” – a training designed for students to understand bias, privilege, micro- aggressions and triggers that are exhibited in everyday life.
3. “Poverty Simulation” (2 hour minimum) – an interactive experience in which participants navigate in created scenarios designed around utilization of personal finances to manage life experiences.
4. Facilitated Discussions – SEED students are trained to facilitate discussions with groups of students around culturally sensitive topics.
If your organization has a specific area of interest, please contact one of the above co-chairs or SEED Advisor, Carla Hopkins, firstname.lastname@example.org. The SEED Team will need a minimum of (2) weeks , with the exception of a facilitated discussion around a current event, to plan your program effectively.