The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Knowledge Intensity Training Modules (K.I.T.S.) A database of social justice trainings for student leaders. Topics include:
The program guides for our featured social justice programs including:
Full facilitation guides
List of necessary materials
To gain access to OMSA K.I.T.S. you must complete training. Once you complete the training, please contact Kimberly Seibles at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive OMSA Training K.I.T.S. materials.
We will work to accommodate your preferred dates and times, however, scheduling is dependent upon presenter availability.
Available Presentations and Workshops
Our facilitated presentations and workshops feature topics related to identity development, diversity, cultural competence and social justice. Presentations are available upon request to faculty, staff, residence halls, academic courses and student organizations.
Programs may be tailored to meet the unique needs or interests of your requesting group or organization. To ensure the success of your program, please submit your request at least four weeks prior to the presentation date. All presentations must have a minimum of 10 participants to go forward.
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs helps to build a community of support for diverse student populations, including minority and LGBTQ students, through providing programs, advocacy, and resources. Additionally, we offer opportunities for students to learn about issues of diversity and social justice in order to be an agent of change in their community. In this presentation, student, faculty, and staff can learn about our offices’ programs, services, and opportunities to engage in diversity and social justice programs on campus.
This session will focus on responding to free speech, hate speech, and the First Amendment challenges. We will discuss First Amendment protection with bias related incidents, protests, and demonstrations on campus and within our society. The First Amendment states that you have the right to be offended and this will be a hands-on workshop that includes evaluating policies regarding free speech zones, hate speech, and expression while brainstorming action for when freedom of speech offends, campus solutions on counter-programming and protest, and learning how to secure your mental and physical well-being during social unrest.
This presentation provides basic information about the LGBTQ+ community, including terminology, a discussion of homophobia, and tips on creating an inclusive community. The presentation lasts approximately one hour, but can be tailored to fit a longer or shorter time period.
Join us for a conversation about the basics of identity and diversity so we can understand how to progress to creating an inclusive environment for all. Finally, learn how to practice what you’ve learned by engaging in a conversation with your peers and facilitators about any questions you’ve ever wanted to know about issues of diversity and social justice.
Fraternities and sororities have a strong sense of purpose that leads them to contribute to the civic and social good of their communities. With this purpose, Greek letter members have the opportunity to be leaders of the campus community shaping the culture and climate that actively promote respect, inclusivity, and social responsibility. This session will discuss how Greek letter members can be leaders within the campus community and harness their influence to be change agents on campus and within their community. Presentation note: This presentation can also be tailored to student organizations and student leaders on campus.
Microaggressions, stereotypes, and biases are prevalent in our society. This hourlong workshop will define these actions, and provide tools to call this behavior in and not out.
Welcome to the Neighborhood is an immersive, interactive experience designed to have participants learn and understand the effects that stereotypes and discrimination can have on various groups.
Minimum two hour workshop.
Safe Zone is a campus wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff, and faculty who support the LGBTQ population, understand some of the issues facing LGBTQ individuals, and are aware of the various LGBTQ resources. The Safe Zone workshop is a three hour training that provides a foundation of knowledge needed to be an effective ally to LGBTQ students. Campus wide trainings are offered multiple times every semester, but training sessions can be arranged for other groups if requested.
Mandatory three hours.
The Trans Advocacy Workshop is designed to further examine issues of sexual identity and gender expression. This workshop narrowly focuses on transgender identities, issues, and experiences. All interested participants in the Trans Advocacy Workshop are required to complete the LGBT Safe Zone Workshop before registering for the session.
Mandatory two and a half hours.