Diversity & Affordability

Introduction

Higher education opens doors to opportunities that can help create a more equitable world, and those doors must be open through affordable programs accessible to all regardless of race, gender, religion, socio-economic status and other differences. In addition, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff provide rich resources for learning and collaboration.

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We Want Black Students, Just Not You: How White Admissions Counselors Screen Black Prospective Students

  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)

Most historically and predominantly white institutions (HPWIs) now desire some number of black students on their campuses. However, recent theoretical scholarship suggests that HPWIs’ desire for and willingness to embrace ...

  • Posted Nov. 13, 2018
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Everett Community College Sustainability Volunteer Program Gets People Working

  • Everett Community College (WA)

Video proposal (20 minutes/10 Minute Q&A) Since 2009, The Everett Community College Sustainability Department has teamed with several local agencies to fund a paid 'volunteer' program on campus. Volunteers ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Benefits of Incorporating Well-Being and Diversity Into Sustainability Master Planning

  • Verdis Group (NE)

Black Hills State University (BHSU) located in Spearfish, SD recently contracted with Verdis Group to complete a Sustainability Master Plan with goals set for 2030. Along with including robust environmental ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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From Root to STEM: Growing Water Use Awareness Through Visualization

  • California State University, Northridge (CA)

The STEM N' Sustainability program offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is designed to give women knowledge, resources and opportunities to pursue STEM-related careers in fields ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Living Housed, Healthily and Happily: Conceptualizing Disparaging Circumstances in Queer Communities

  • College of Charleston (SC)

The data and implications aim to identify the meaning of social sustainability while highlighting issues within the field. LGBTQ communities are affected by many adverse circumstances and their lives can ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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WEB of Science Database: Sustainable Knowledge of the Hopi A Prototype for the Future Research

  • Arizona State University (AZ)

The Hopi tribe of the US Southwest is the carrier of the traditional knowledge (TK) comprising the knowledge of sustainable living. The search of the Web of Science database has ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Learning from our Future: Engaging Youth in Climate Justice

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

How do we build a truly inclusive climate justice movement that values every voice and experience? Engage young people. They have a lot to say, and are eager to say ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Building Relationships Between Sustainability Offices and Diversity Offices

  • Williams College (MA)

Sustainability offices and diversity offices have a lot in common - both in our roles and in our subject matter. Both offices are change agents, frequently struggling against the same kinds ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Where civil rights fit into sustainability: an environmental justice workshop

  • Ithaca College (NY)

An in-depth exploration of how civil rights and environmental justice fit into the global sustainability framework, this presentation will utilize case studies from across the US to exemplify how environmental ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Think Outside: Educating about Conservation and Race in the Great Outdoors

  • Messiah College (PA)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA)

We need multi-lateral participation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the UN; however, the narrative of environmental protection, and the subsequent sustainability movement, is dominated by a ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Engaging Students and Low-Income Community Members: Successes in Conservation and Social Equity

  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

The FLOWS program (Foundation for Leaders Organizing for Water and Sustainability), is made up of diverse CU Boulder Environmental Center student staff and historically marginalized community members that team up ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability Best Practices to Contain the Uncontainable: Lessons Learned From UVA & August 11/12

  • University of Virginia (VA)

UVA's responses to the white supremacist rallies at UVA and Charlottesville during the summer of 2017 can serve as an example to other institutions as white supremacy and violence ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Anti-Oppressive Youth Facilitation

  • Power Shift Network (DC)

From organizing campaigns to coordinating community engagement events. From engaging in political advocacy efforts to training with youth. Wherever your youth engagement falls, there are best practices for working with ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Addressing Collegiate Basic Needs Through the Sustainability Lens

  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

Addressing the basic needs of student populations is a fast growing and important topic on College and University campuses. Collegiate basic needs encompasses food and housing security, financial education and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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What About Accessibility? The Intersection of Sustainability and Accessibility on College Campuses

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (IL)

In 2013, the United Nations defined accessibility as '... an inherent right that benefits all. It is not derived from special legislation; nor is it a concern solely to persons due ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Increasing Diversity in a Sustainability Internship Program

  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)

Institutionalized forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, and homophobia are embedded throughout our society. One of the many ways that this materializes is in the hiring process and in ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Moving Past Tokenization: Integrating Social Equity Internally and Programmatically

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

What does environmental justice programming really look like in higher education? How do we avoid tokenization of marginalized groups within the environmental movement and move beyond buzzwords such as diversity ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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A New Hope: Training Social Sustainabilistas

  • Texas A&M University (TX)

In past AASHE presentations, our office highlighted how we weave social sustainability into our hiring, training, outreach, and planning efforts. This time, our focus will be the ways we implement ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Food and Housing Security Among NC State Students

  • North Carolina State University (NC)

The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide a comprehensive framework for approaching sustainability from a global perspective. The goals are also incredibly relevant for higher education not only in teaching, research ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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An Introduction to the Role of Race, Class and Gender Issues on Campus Sustainability Work

  • Hackman Consulting Group

This introductory session explores the powerfully important ways that dynamics of race, class and gender (RCG) impact the efficacy of our campus sustainability work, and then suggests how a racial ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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To Rise, We Need Critical Conversations About 'Unsustainable' Race, Class & Gender Privilege

  • Hackman Consulting Group

While attention to the ways dynamics of racism, classism and gender oppression target people of color and native people, poor and working class people, and cisgender women and trans* people ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Developing and Utilizing a Social Justice Lens in Order to Achieve Global Goals for Sustainability

  • Hackman Consulting Group

As evidenced by this national moment, a lack of critical understanding of social justice (SJ) issues makes achieving global sustainability goals near impossible. Conversely, thoughtful attention to SJ issues affords ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Into Higher Ed Sustainability Work

  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • University of Vermont (VT)

Better understanding, supporting, and addressing social sustainability work in higher ed is paramount in creating institutions that welcome and nurture intellectual and personal growth among a diverse campus community. The ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Turbulent Winds: Addressing 'Climate' at the Intersections of Diversity and Sustainability

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • California State University, San Marcos (CA)

This session explores the intersection between diversity and sustainability efforts within two California State University campuses. Beginning with a focus on the forces that divide the sustainability and diversity communities ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental Social Justice's Role in the Sustainable Development Goals

  • University of Arizona (AZ)

At the University of Arizona campus, the Environmental Social Justice (SoJo) committee of the student government-sponsored program Students for Sustainability works on projects that raise awareness for environmental justice issues ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Decolonizing a College's Farm-to-Table Dinner

  • University of North Carolina, Asheville (NC)

This interactive workshop will explore how Whiteness and other form of dominant social power structures can be inadvertently reproduced within farm-to-table events when embedded assumptions in regards to the program ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Integration of the SDG's as a Targeted Educational Alternative...A Story of Successful Collaboration

  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)

Join us as we share a Story of Success: UTRGV and Buell Central High School's Transformative integration of SDG's to engage and motivate our most vulnerable and marginalized ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainable Justice in Wisconsin: Strategies for Program Growth in Harsh Climates

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

As evidenced by AASHE's recent Keynote presenters--from Julian Agyeman (2010) on 'Just Sustainabilities' to Marsha Chatelain's creation of the #fergusonsyllabus (2016)--AASHE's present and future directions foreground ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Green Chemistry: Meeting the Challenge of Equity and Environmental Justice for a Sustainable Future

  • Bridgewater State University (MA)
  • American Chemical Society (DC)

Chemistry is an inherently creative yet reductionist approach to understanding how the world works at the most fundamental levels. Chemists are trained to create molecules to fill a given need ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Latin Flavor in AASHE: Contributions to Sustainability Offices

  • Cedar Valley College - DCCCD (TX)
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (TX)
  • Universidad EAN

In many institutions of higher education and universities around the world, there are offices that manage the issue of sustainability for years. AASHE is a multicultural space where many of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Countdown to Nowruz 2018

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

The development of sustainability-focused homes on the campuses of college and universities has the potential to have significant and profound impacts on the teaching, research, and service missions of these ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Women Empowerment - Sustainable Development Goal 5

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

Women are challenged by social norms and systems that limit their potential and stifle their development. Too often we view these challenges as problems to be solved with policies, laws ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Urban Emerald

  • Saint Peter's University (NJ)

Four miles from Manhattan on 25 acres in Jersey City is the nearly 150 year old Saint Peter's University..A United Nations NGO, SPU has a Jesuit, Catholic mission ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Sustainability, Equity & Inclusivity: Diversifying the Conversation

  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

Sustainability Weekend is a conference organized by graduate and undergraduate students from various departments at CMU. This year's theme, 'Sustainability, Inclusivity & Equity' seeks to expand the scope of ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Improving Inclusivity at Campus Farmers Market and Garden

  • University of Utah (UT)

The University of Utah Sustainability Office coordinates an on-campus farmers market and two edible garden sites that provide students, faculty, staff, and community members with local, healthy, and sustainable food ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Campus Controversies: How Should Sustainability Offices Respond?

  • Dartmouth College (NH)

Election results, sexual misconduct allegations, racist graffiti, controversial op-eds, poorly worded emails are resulting in cycles of anger, backlash, emotional release, exhaustion and division on many of our campuses. At ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Environmental Justice Grant Funding: Piloting Equity Efforts in Campus Green Funds

  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) at UC Berkeley has a 10-year history of funding environmental sustainability projects for its campus community; however, the program has not specifically prioritized environmental justice ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Campus Food Pantries: Insights From a National Survey

  • Temple University (PA)
  • College and University Food Bank Alliance (CUFBA) (MI)

Food insecurity is widespread on American college campuses. Students do not have enough food to feed themselves and sometimes their families as well. We created the College and University Food ...

  • Posted Oct. 10, 2018
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OSU Search Advocates Training Session

  • Oregon State University (OR)

Anne Gillies, Search Advocate Program Director, shares current research about implicit bias, diversity, inclusive employment principles, and effective ways to be an advocate on a search committee. According to reviews ...


Environmental JustICE Cream Social - part 1

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)

As the semester opens in early September, the Environmental Justice Initiative hosts an ice cream social that features a facilitated "speed networking" circle to connect students from across campus who ...


UMN Morris Native American Student Success (NASS) program

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

University of Minnesota Morris is the only four-year Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution in the Upper Midwest. Twenty-one percent of Morris students are Native American with 65 federally recognized tribes represented ...


Anabel’s grocery “for students, by students"

  • Cornell University (NY)

We love our Cornell University community so much! Thank you for all your encouragement and support this past week--it means the world to us. We worked tirelessly to make Anabel ...


Anabel’s grocery is “for students, by students

  • Cornell University (NY)

Come celebrate the end of the semester with Anabel's Grocery in Stocking Hall. Come relax and prepare for quick cheap meals you can make when you're busy studying ...


Anabel’s grocery is a low cost grocery “for students, by students”.

  • Cornell University (NY)

Anabel’s grocery is a low cost grocery provider on Cornell’s central campus that is “for students, by students”.


Anabel's Grocery

  • Cornell University (NY)

Anabel's Grocery student run grocery sells quality food.


Western's Mental Health Walk-in Clinic

  • Western University (ON)

Western University, in collaboration with the University Students' Council (USC), the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), King's University College and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) offer a crisis ...


Connecticut College Lending Library

  • Connecticut College (CT)

The Lending Library at Connecticut College allows students to rent a textbook at no cost for the duration of a course, and is an attempt to address the issue of ...


International Development & Social Change (BA)

  • Clark University (MA)

This major will enable students to understand and think critically about the social, political, economic, and cultural dynamics transforming our world. Students acquire a broad analytic background in the social ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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Development Studies Nexus Minor

  • Mount Holyoke College (MA)

The Development Studies Nexus track gives students the analytical skills to understand the complexities of global poverty, inequality, and injustice and strategies that state and non-state actors have used to ...

  • Posted July 26, 2018
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Native American and Indigenous Studies Minor

  • University of Minnesota, Morris (MN)

The Native American and Indigenous Studies minor is designed to enhance a student’s awareness and their overall knowledge about sovereignty and the diversity of Indigenous cultures throughout all of ...

  • Posted July 13, 2018
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