SVSU is committed to enhancing diversity and building an inclusive environment through comprehensive programs and professional development for faculty and staff, as well as, providing intellectual and cultural opportunities that enrich the lives of residents within the surrounding community.
The Office of Diversity Programs offers educational opportunities for faculty, staff and students. To view upcoming education and training sessions (SVSU log-in required) or to schedule a speaking engagement to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclusion Advocates at SVSU (60KB)
Inclusions Advocates contribute to the equality of search and screening processes which lead to effective hiring decisions. The roles and responsibility of Inclusion Advocates are a formalized part of the hiring process and help committee members and hiring leaders fully embrace the value-added from Inclusion Advocates' participation in search and screening activities. Effective human resources strategies, in combination with primary current legal considerations, are the foundation for the development and training of inclusion advocates.
“A World of Difference” The Cultural Competency Dialogues are designed to provide a safe place for the SVSU community to discuss critical topics in regards to race, culture, gender, stereotypes, multiple identities, diversity and multiculturalism in our community and around the world.
The Office of Diversity Programs offers a variety of educational opportunities for faculty, staff and students in areas of: Best Practices in Recruiting and Hiring, Embracing Diversity in Excellence, Biases, Stereotyping and Micro-inequities, Generations in the Workplace, Title IX Sexual Harassment Training, among many other topics.
Kevin Jones curated the “Reflecting Black” art exhibit that was on display at SVSU in fall 2022 in the Melvin J. Zahnow Library. With the help of Mu Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the exhibit was curated to celebrate the historic football game on September 10, 2022, between Saginaw Valley State University and Bowie State University, the oldest HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in Maryland. “Reflecting Black” showcases Black Greek Letter Organizations, the Tri-City (Michigan) Chapter of the Links, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America, Inc./Great Lakes Bay Region Chapter and additionally highlights the history of Blacks in the Great Lakes Bay Region.