Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) for Fall 2015

The CODI series focuses on the complexities of group and individual identities and how they influence one another. The gatherings provide a safe space for members of the campus community to consider the often sensitive issues surrounding identity. CODI has been the committee's attempt to expose and treat the various ills we see reflected on our campus and in our community--xenophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, classism, ignorance, apathy, etc., as well as celebrate our differences.


Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion is a series of discussions sponsored by the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 898-4764 or visit

“An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.”

-James Baldwin


Join Us

Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.


October 7, BMU 210

American Women Veterans: NOT EVERY G.I. IS A JOE!

Facilitated by Donna Smith

Office of Diversity and Inclusion


October 21, BMU 210

Who’s A Hmong Us?: Voices from our community

Facilitated by MaiHoua Lo

Financial Aid and Scholarship


November 4, BMU 210

Does Size Matter?: Reflections on Weight Based Stigma and Discrimination

Facilitated by Michelle Morris Nutrition and Food Science