Diversity and Outreach

Diversity and Outreach Events

The Office of Diversity and Outreach is proud to host a variety of events designed to facilitate a welcoming and supportive environment for each and every one of our students, bringing them together to share various backgrounds and experiences.


When Inclusivity Really Enhances Diversity (WIRED)

The WIRED Series is aimed towards educating students on the significance of having an inclusive and diverse environment. These events range from our famous ‘Cultural Immersion Lunches’, in which we discuss topics across cultures over a meal, to our ‘Take a Break’ series which emphasizes the importance of mindfulness and mental health, in order to provide students with the tools they need to remain healthy throughout their time in college.

Registration available soon.

Cultivating Professionalism and Understanding (CPU)

The CPU series focuses on hosting professional development workshops for faculty and staff in the College of Engineering with the purpose of creating a professional and understanding environment. Events can range from workshops on understanding bias to addressing imposter syndrome.

More information coming soon.

Faculty and staff register for CPU events.

Women in Engineering (WIE) Week

Spring 2020 WIE Week February 17-21; registration coming soon!

Each semester, the Office of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives hosts the Women in Engineering Week in order to bring to spread awareness and foster community in the College of Engineering.  All Identities, religions and members of the community are welcomed and encouraged to join the variety of events which range from sessions on conference reflections to having guest speakers talk about their experiences.

Register now!

Advocates and Allies

More information for the Spring 2020 Advocates and Allies programming coming soon!

IDE Educational & Professional Development

We foster inclusive excellence by facilitating engaging learning spaces that invite multiple identities and perspectives, which builds the competencies and skills of the Mizzou Community. Sponsored by the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.

Communicating Across Differences Series

Join IDE’s Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Spring 2020 Communicating Across Differences Series. This series is designed to enhance the capacity of faculty, staff and students to engage in conversations about challenging, emotionally laden topics (i.e., race, discrimination, policy, politics, etc.). The skills learned in this series can be applied in the workplace, classroom, and interpersonal and community contexts. Participants are encouraged to bring real-life situations to the sessions to serve as practice and learning opportunities. This series will be offered this spring!

Tuesdays noon-1:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 4: Reframing Intercultural Competencies
  • Feb. 18: Unpacking Cultural Humility
  • March 3: Negotiating Differences through Intergroup Empathy

Core Concepts Series

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Spring 2020 Core Concept Series. Diversity and inclusion are labels used to express complex, multi-faceted organizational strategies, goals and values. The purpose of the Core Concepts Series is to provide members of the Mizzou community with a foundational understanding of essential ideas to promote diversity and inclusion at Mizzou.

Wednesdays noon-1 p.m.

  • Feb. 12: NYT’s Project 1619: The Founding Ideas of America
  • March 11: Nevertheless, She Persisted – Gender Stereotypes and the Impact on Career Choices
  • April 1: Orientalism and Western Perceptions of the World
  • May 6: Universal Design and Disability Justice

Inclusion and Belonging Series

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Spring 2020 Inclusion and Belonging Series.  The purpose of the series is to nurture personal, professional and community development to enhance belonging at Mizzou. The series seeks to create spaces for participants to develop inclusive strategies and deepen community connections on campus.

Thursdays noon-1:30 p.m.

  • Jan. 30: The Journey for Full Citizenship and the Right to Vote
  • Feb. 27: Identity, Defensiveness and White Fragility
  • March 19: Networking and Mentoring – Social Capital in the Workplace
  • April 30: Pronoun Power and Gender Identity Solidarity

Diverse Innovations Series

Join IDE’S Office of Inclusive Engagement for our Spring 2020 Diverse Innovations Series. This series is designed to engage creativity, innovation and kinesthetic learning methods to reflect on inclusion and diversity topics. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage in creative processes with the underlying premise that diversity and inclusion are the engine of innovation and excellence.

Fridays 10-11:30 a.m.

  • Feb. 21: Spoken Word and the Power of Storytelling
  • March 13: Community-Based Art and Collaborative Interactions
  • April 17: Book Table Talk “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

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