2021 NASPA Virtual Conference

Conversations about Race with New Students: Creating a Culture to Dismantle Systemic Racism

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Over the past decade, new student welcome programs hosted sessions on diversity and inclusion. The growing concern over police violence and the movement sparked by Black Lives Matter, coupled with a more diverse student population, motivated institutions to focus on building communities where students feel seen and safe. New Student Orientation programs had to find a way to build community during a global health pandemic while also talking about the racial pandemic Black and Brown people face daily in America. This session will highlight the stories, data, and outcomes from various campuses that sought to build community and discuss identity, specifically anti-Black racism, during trying times while welcoming new students.

Additional registration required

Wednesday, March 17
2:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Presented by

Jordan Hale, Director, New Student Programs, Duke University
Brett Bruner, Dean of Student Engagement, Arkansas Tech University
Kimberlie Moock, Doctoral Students, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities