Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
The Center offers links to articles and videos around the issues of diversity including “creating an inclusive classroom,” “white fragility,” and “identifying and preventing microaggressions.”
Subject Guide on Diversity, Race, and Reconciliation
The SPU Library has compiled an online subject guide on “Diversity, Race, and Reconciliation,” which includes links to books, articles, video, blogs, social media, and websites. The guide is continually updated. You can register to get email alerts whenever guides of interest to you are published.
Student Support Team
The team identifies and supports students who are struggling academically, socially, or personally. The team consists of Student Life professionals who provide appropriate and timely interventions for students in need of assistance and guidance. Learn how you can refer a student to the team.
Reconciliation Initiative Task Force
The purpose of the Reconciliation Initiative Task Force is “To develop a seamless mixture of curricular and co-curricular programing and to identify structural changes that will be needed to ensure that every student at SPU encounters the call of the gospel to work for reconciliation and begins to develop the cross-cultural competencies necessary to facilitate this work.” Learn more about this task force, and view key accountability resources .
Faculty, staff, and students attend an SPU forum titled “Race in America After Ferguson” in October 2014.
Global Initiative Task Force
The Global Initiative Task Force was created to design and implement a plan to “give programmatic expression” to SPU’s mission statement. “In its signature commitments and growing out of its Christian identity, Seattle Pacific University has promised to be a place that helps its students understand and engage our diverse, multicultural, and complex world. Learn more about this task force, and view key accountability resources .
In Context is a quarterly discussion series to talk about race, diversity, and reconciliation. This Associated Students of Seattle Pacific group meets every quarter for six weeks and has a limited number of participants. Through articles, movies, open discussions, writing, and fellowship, participants learn realities of race relations and its impact on our stories. Although mainly for students, faculty and staff can participate.