Sharing how our community lives diversity, equity and inclusion
Students, faculty and staff come from many identities and backgrounds. Listening to these diverse stories helps us become more aware of not only our great similarities, but how our differences greatly benefit all of us. It helps us realize our College Mission, to be dedicated to preparing students to be curious, engaged, ethical, and purposeful citizens and leaders.
These are their stories of service, activism, teaching and learning. Read on to find out how the people who make up our College are broadening their minds, sharing experiences with one another and being the change they want to see in the world.
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Protest art exhibit shines a light on North Central College’s call for social justice
December 18, 2020
The North Central College Department of Art and Design is hosting an exhibition devoted to student protest art now through February 25, 2021 in the Schoenherr Gallery at the Wentz Performing Arts Center.
College receives $20,000 grant supporting racial healing
December 16, 2020
In support of North Central College's efforts to facilitate racial healing and promote racial justice, Healing Illinois awarded the College a $20,000 grant. The grant will be used to help expand five of the College's diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
Naperville historian to speak to North Central students on the little-known history of diversity in the College’s hometown
November 11, 2020
Writer and historian Robert W. Fieseler will give a virtual lecture on how North Central College's home of Naperville became a large, suburban “melting pot” with a diverse population and broad sense of social acceptance.
Dialogue Across Differences: "We're allowing space for others to express themselves"
October 23, 2020
North Central College's Office of Multicultural Affairs and Center for Social Impact are implementing dialogue training and a toolkit for it called CHIRP, named for how Cardinals communicate with each other.
Everybody Comes In: Making all students feel welcome
October 6, 2020
While enrolled in Models of Social Thought and Philosophy of Race and Gender with Ann Dolinko, visiting professor in the Shimer Great Books School, Beth Rodriguez '21, Josselin Rodríguez '21 and Mayra Dominguez '21 formed an idea: to create an organization on campus that provides a safe and welcoming environment for all.
North Central College Board of Trustees undergoes committee restructuring
October 5, 2020
The North Central College Board of Trustees expanded its committee structure in order to give Board members more time to engage with student programming and success and the College’s continued work on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Student-organized series encourages participants to reflect on diversity in new ways
October 1, 2020
The Honors Program is hosting a Salon Series focusing on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion as a way to expand important “conversations” within the campus community. Led by North Central faculty and staff, all six sessions can be joined via Microsoft Teams; many can also be attended in person.
Austin Channing Brown inspires leadership on racial justice during Welcome Week
October 1, 2020
Each year, Welcome Week at North Central College offers valuable workshops and events for first-year students. Welcome Week 2020 included a virtual keynote session with bestselling author, public speaker and media producer Austin Channing Brown.
Faculty find new ways to battle systemic racism in online workshop
September 11, 2020
North Central’s faculty were inspired to reflect on their beliefs and consider new teaching approaches during a virtual workshop on diversity, equity and inclusion, lead by Dr. Sumun L. Pendakur, chief learning officer at University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center.
North Central College strives to grow in diversity, equity and inclusion through the work of our faculty and staff, the openness and honesty of our students, the support of our alumni, and the continuing commitment of the entire North Central community. Share our journey with us and discover how we are working to be the change and become a true college of destination.