Thursday, April 14, 2016

Final Safe Zone training for spring 2016, 4/22

Final Safe Zone training option for spring 2016:

Friday, April 22, 1:30-4:00 p.m.

KUMC affirms our commitment to a diverse and inclusive community in many ways. You can contribute to building this inclusive learning environment by joining us in the Safe Zone program.

The Office of Student Life has been working to put together an official Safe Zone Training for our campus.  This training will encompass education around the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and be ongoing throughout the year as to develop a safety net for students, faculty and staff struggling with these issues. We envision the program as a visible network of allies who support each other and support individual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. We hope to build a climate where everyone feels safe and accepted.

The Safe Zone training will discuss respectful terminology, transgender concerns, and other topics that will help you become a better ally. The expectations are when people see a person who has displayed the Safe Zone logo, they know that this person has self-identified as a supporter and advocate of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. They can expect this person to respect their confidentiality, provide them with resources, and listen.

Space is limited to 25 so if you can’t make it this semester, look for future offerings.

To attend, please register, contact:

Courtney Murdock
Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Life
University of Kansas Medical Center
G005 Orr Major, MS 4018
(913) 588-6681

Friday, April 1, 2016

Transgender Students in College Webinar & Discussion, 4/13 noon

Join colleagues from across KUMC for a webinar event, followed by a discussion and debriefing. 

Transgender Students in College: Navigating Requirements, Accommodations and Avoiding Litigation

A light lunch will be provided.

Add to your calendar:

Sponsored by the EVC  Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet, Programming Subcommittee, and the Division of Student Services Diversity Council.  

2016 EVC Diversity & Inclusion Award Ceremony & Reception, 4/26, 1:30

2016 Executive Vice Chancellor’s
Diversity & Inclusion Award

All faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to the award ceremony.

April 26, 2016
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
School of Nursing Atrium

Executive Vice Chancellor Doug Girod will recognize the many efforts to continue building a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Keynote remarks from 
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.

Reception following conferring of award.