Current and Recent Diversity Initiatives

Campus and Community Partnerships

  • Spring 2021- Partnership with the Women*s Center to offer body image discussions for students with any intersectional identities
  • Spring 2021- Continued partnership with Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (CSDI), developing Instagram live videos with content towards antiracism and students of color experiences 
  • Spring 2021- Continued partnership with International Students and Scholar Studies (ISSI) to promote mental health services and accessibility to international students
  • Staff members are a part of various faculty and staff organizations, such as AAA-FSA (Asian and Asian American Faculty & Staff Association), ABFAS (Assoc. of Black Faculty and Staff), and ALFAS (Assoc. of Latino/a Faculty and Staff)

Outreach and Programming

  • Spring 2021- SCS is offering a therapy drop-in group for supporting students of color 
  • Spring 2021- Tabling program with ISSI for Wellness day focused on self-care, self-affirmation, and empowerment
  • Fall 2020- Provided a “Supporting Students of Color: Acknowledging this unique time and stressors” program with the CSDI, Suicide Prevention Team and Active Minds to the general Miami community
  • Fall 2020- Provided an outreach on culturally centered resilience with UNIDOS, the Latinx student group on campus
  • Fall 2020- Provided a support session for student-athletes of color that focused on racial trauma and processing of experiences

Professional Development/Advanced Training

  • March 2021- Staff attended a webinar entitled “Affirmative Therapy with Trans and Nonbinary clients” 
  • February 2021- Staff attended a webinar entitled “Activism Today” with Odelle Bizell 
  • 2020-2021: Developed psychology intern trainings on HAES (Health at Every Size) that addresses body diversity, intuitive eating, difficult diversity conversations
  • Fall 2020- Staff attended a Diversity Summit titled  "Difficult Dialogues: Expanding the Conversation Together We Rise: Examining Resilience & Survival Amid a Double Pandemic"