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The Diversity, Inclusion, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity Office plays a leading role in the creation of a campus climate that promotes the intellectual examination of experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the various cultures and groups that make up the Worcester State University community. We help foster diversity of thought, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, socio-economic background, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression, and religious belief.We are committed to maintain a campus environment and organizational culture that:
We offer programs and services that foster and promote a warm and safe environment for WSU’s diverse population, including:
Stacey DeBoise Luster, Esq
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Payroll, and Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunitysluster@worcester.edu
Maria Isabel Gariepy, MBA
Want to Make a Difference on Campus? Apply for an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Mini Grant
Worcester State University strives to foster a campus climate that promotes the intellectual examination of the experiences, perspectives, and contributions of the diverse cultures and groups that make up the Worcester State community. In this spirit, students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit their ideas about increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion within the Worcester State community. Ideas that meet the mini-grant guidelines may be funded up to $300!
The Diversity Mini-Grant aims to encourage networking and collaborative diversity programming between faculty, staff, and student groups focused on making the Worcester State community climate welcoming to all its members.
All proposals must be consistent with Worcester State University policies and procedures and any events must be held on campus.
Diversity Mini-Grant Application and Guidelines Diversity & Inclusion Strategy
As Worcester State University strives to become one of the most accepting and inclusive campuses, we have launched a web page which provides information and resources not just for those who identify as LGBTQ+, but for everyone.
Genny Beemyn - Over the Binary - The lives of Trans Students Today Genny Beemyn - Best Practices for supporting Trans College Students Today Genny Beemyn - Trans Ally Workshop LGBTQIA Terminology
Reference Materials Policy Against Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment and Retaliation Policy on Non-Discrimination
Reporting Discrimination Complaint Form Bias Incident Reporting Form