Events and Programming

The UC-IDEA Committee will lead efforts to identify areas within University College where we can improve, as well as find other areas that we can partner with and influence. The committee will also recommend action steps and markers to assess our progress. Part of those steps will be monthly programs designed to create safe spaces to discuss important issues related to race and social equity. 

Diversity Lunch and Learn Programs

UC-IDEA Committee September and October Dialogue Sessions

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the University College IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity Action) Committee’s September and October Open Dialogue Sessions.

Reminder: The UC-IDEA Committee has changed our Open Dialogue sessions to every other Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m.! 

Please join us for the following Upcoming Open Dialogue Sessions: 

Wednesday, September 14 — BYOT – Bring your own topic!  

Wednesday, September 28 — We will be reflecting on the importance of self-care. Here are a handful of podcast recommendations to listen to before the open dialogue session.  

  • Inclusion Works - Episode 63 from July 8, 2022, “The importance of self-care for DEI leaders with Watikqua Lange of T. Rowe Price.”  
  • Chit Chats with Lonni – May 18, 2022, “Eat Your Lunch, Friend.”  
  • Inclusion Works – Episode 65 from July 22, 2022, “How to be an effective change agent at work with Katy Murray” 
  • Brown Girl Self-Care – August 15, 2022, “Silence, Solitude, Surrender or Stillness. Which one do you need?”  

Wednesday, October 12 — Topic to be determined.  

Wednesday, October 26 — We will be discussing the film Get Out in preparation for spooky season. Get Out is a horror thriller that dives much deeper into a commentary on the topic of race and racism in America today. The film is available on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other streaming platforms.

For additional information or to receive the Zoom links for these programs, contact or

Other Upcoming Events

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) hosts a variety of University events and programs throughout the year, including cultural month celebrations, Cultural Unity Week, the Diversity Film Series, Diversity Institute, LGBTQIA+ programming and more. Learn more by visiting the Institutional Diversity website