Student DEI Trainings
The Office of Inclusive Excellence supports a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion training opportunities for CSU undergraduate students, which originally launched under the expertise of the Division of Student Affairs. The two primary programs include the SEED program and the DEI Module.
Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Module
CSU is a diverse community. As our CSU Principles of Community state, we have a commitment to inclusion, integrity, respect, service and social justice to create a community where students feel safe, included and able to learn. The Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Module is an important step to help students understand the principles and apply them to their work, education and life.
CSU students have expressed the need through Student Activism for CSU to make additional student education and training related to diversity and inclusion available. In Spring 2021, the Race Bias and Equity Initiative (RBEI) Council approved funding to launch a campus-wide rollout of the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Module for all students. The module will also be integrated into identified coursework with follow-up discussions to deepen student learning of content in intentional spaces.
Students Empowering & Engaging in Dialogue
The Students Empowering & Engaging in Dialogue program provides learning opportunities for CSU students through peer education and discussion. SEED Workshops cover topics related to diversity, inclusion, and social justice and are peer-led by and for undergraduate students at CSU. You can find a list of frequently requested workshop topics though the SEED website.
You can request a workshop for a group of CSU undergraduate students (e.g. a program, class, organization, club) by emailing Laxmi Shastry at email@example.com. Workshops typically last 90 minutes and are most effective for groups between 8-40 participants. Workshops are available in-person or online through Zoom.
**Please note that as a peer-to-peer education program, SEED’s workshops are specifically designed and intended for undergraduate CSU students. Graduate students, faculty, and staff can take part in Employee DEI Trainings through the Office of Inclusive Excellence.