Posters regarding the new initiatives are hung throughout campus. (image credit: Megan Palmer)

The Office of Diversity is starting the year with many new initiatives. These programs cover a wide variety of goals and events for all students on campus.

A returning program that is held in the Office of Diversity will be the Men’s Group. This group session is for anyone that identifies as a man. The group discusses general topics that apply to the everyday life of men and the struggles that come with this. Food is always provided for this program as well, and Jhoswell Rosario spearheads the group. The Men’s Group meets every Monday at 6 p.m. in the Diversity Office Lounge. Rosario can be reached at

A new group that will be starting this year is called Mixed. This group is for students and faculty that identify as bi-racial, multiethnic or multicultural. Meetings began on September 26 in the Diversity Office Lounge and will be held every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Cassidy Cook is leading this initiative and can be contacted at

Diversity is also adding in another group by the name of Fluid. This group is for individuals who are currently exploring their gender identity. This group will be meeting in the Women’s Center every other Monday from 6-7 p.m. beginning September 25. This program will also have food and much to discuss. Students interested can reach Mikko Wells at for more information.

There are also a few other groups that the Office of Diversity plans to begin. One of these groups is called Jewish Life and is for those students who are Jewish and want to build a community around this identity. The next group that’s in the works is called Sisters of the Yams (SOTY). This group is a group for black women on campus that want to get involved and connect with one another.

To get in contact for these two upcoming groups, reach out to the Diversity office at

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