Office of Diversity And Social Justice

Welcome

The Office of Diversity and Social Justice advances Millersville University’s commitment to social justice, inclusive excellence and numerical, intellectual and interactional diversity by serving as an integral component of the Office of the President. One of the primary functions of the ODSJ is to support Millersville’s community of learners, teachers and leaders by cultivating a climate of collaboration and collective problem-solving related to diversity and social justice issues.

By working with the three Presidential Commissions on Cultural Diversity and Inclusion, Status of Women, and Gender and Sexual Diversity, the ODSJ provides strategic support to the President and campus leaders in expanding the opportunities for learning, leadership, and professional development for students, faculty, staff and community members. The ODSJ works with campus leaders to assess campus needs and identify opportunities for new or strengthened programs, activities, and services related to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and social justice.

 

A Message From Millersville University's Office of Diversity and Social Justice

 

in response sep 21

 

 

 

Let's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Let's celebrate with multiple FREE events starting from Sep 15th until Sep 24th, 2021.

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All We Do Is Step Stroll & Hop?

An educational experience on Black Greek organizations on Monday, Sep 13th, 2021. Learn more about what is a black...

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Courageous Conversations Series Virtual kickoff

Featuring Angela Harrelson, George Floyd's aunt, activist, social justice advocate.

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  • Frederick Douglass Debate Training
    Be trained and become a part of our brilliant Head Coaches team!
    Frederick Douglass Debate Invitation
  • Webinar Presentation on October 8th, 2021
    A Collective Panel Discussion on Structural Racism and COVID-19
    Webinar Parallel Pandemics
  • Anti-Racism Book List

    The death of George Floyd has left us all with a heavy heart, and a troubled mind. We recognize as a community the need to actively work towards a path of anti-racism, and in the words of the great Angela Davis, "It is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist." The Office of Diversity and Social Justice is committed to the dismantling of racism and systemic oppression, to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all. For those who wish to take steps towards anti-racism action, we share a collection of literature gathered by Jane Mount to assist you in the journey of becoming an aspiring ally.

     

    • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
    • Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal
    • The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
    • The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
    • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
    • Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
    • America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis
    • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
    • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
    • Good Talk by Mira Jacob
    • Blindspot by Mahzarin R. Banaji & Anthony G. Greenwald
    • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
    • So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
    • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
    • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    • How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? by Moustafa Bayoumi
    • The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
    • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
    • I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
    • When They Call You A Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele
    • An African American and Latinx History of the United States by Paul Ortiz
    • Citizen by Claudia Rankine
    • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
    • Mindful of Race by Ruth King
    • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
    • Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
    • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Tatum
    • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
    • This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell & Aurélia Durand 

     

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  • Office of Diversity and Social Justice Fall 2021 Resource Guide

    Dear MU Campus Community,

    On behalf of the Office of Diversity and Social Justice, we would like to welcome you back to campus. For those of you joining the MU Community, we are fortunate to have you as members of our campus and wish you the best! To assist you in your role (faculty, staff, student, administrator), and to ensure the success of all our students, we would like to once again share MU Resource Guide Fall 2021, a list of resources that we are fortunate to have available to our students. We hope you find this Resource Guide beneficial. We recognize this guide may not be exhaustive. Have a wonderful semester and best wishes!

     

    Dr. Felicia Brown-Haywood

    Chief Diversity Officer