|Submission Date||Aug. 17, 2011|
The New School
Tier2-3: Student Training Opportunities
Assistant Director for Sustainability & Energy Management
Does the institution make cultural competence trainings and activities available to all students?:
A brief description of the cultural competence trainings and activities:
There are cultural competence training and activities happening all over campus. Some of the offices that offer such opportunities include Office of Student Development & Activities, Residence Life, the Higher Education Opportunity Program and the Office for Intercultural Support. There is also a wide range of programming, such as cultural dinners, educational events, lectures involving faculty and community service events. A few examples include a Help the Homeless campaign, visits to old age homes, an array of history/heritage week/month events and celebrating various cultural holidays.
On the training side, there are also several opportunities. Twice a year Resident Advisors receive diversity training that provides them with tools to take back to student residences.
A recent initiative, which is available to all students, is the Safe Zone Training Program, which both teaches students to provide a safe space for LGBT students and offers them the opportunity to become Safe Zone trainers as well.
The website URL where information about the trainings and activities are available:
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