AbstractAbstract: The Inclusivity Project’s mission is to give students a voice about their campus experience. In particular, it focuses on: student support services, employment, health care, residential experience, education, and public safety. Project members include Kayla Accordino, Daniela Bulos, Nayeri Jacobo, Amie Zwecker, Nickole Wickham, Catherine O’Connor; Advisors: Sara Kelly and Kendra Cadogan. The Inclusivity Project session will engage participants in meaningful reflection and discussion related to the campus climate for ethnic minority students at Brockport. As part of the Gold Leadership Certificate Program, this project was developed by students to learn more about the student experience, provide a voice for all students, and identify ways to enhance the experience of all students.
This session will focus on what an inclusive campus looks and feels like, and why and how the project was developed. Moreover, the session will share how the survey instrument was created, how the project was implemented, how results were tabulated, etc. Lastly, the session will discuss ways to enhance the inclusivity of our campus as a result of the survey results.
Sara Kelly currently serves as the assistant director of Residential Life/Learning Communities at The College at Brockport. She earned her BA and MS Ed at The College at Brockport and is currently pursuing her PhD in Higher Education Administration at the University at Buffalo. As part of the Leadership Development Program, Sara serves as a co-advisor to a Gold Leadership Group, as well as an EOP Mentor and is one of the chairs of The Tunnel of Oppression.
Daniela Bulos is a junior at The College at Brockport, pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is a resident assistant, LAUNCH peer mentor, and member of the Association of Latino American Students. She is involved in the Leadership Development Program (LDP) and serves on the College’s Conduct Board.
Nayeri Jacobo is a senior at The College at Brockport, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Business and Graphic Design. She is a resident assistant, LAUNCH peer mentor, and president of the Association of Latino American Students. She is involved in the Leadership Development Program, assists with The Tunnel of Oppression and works for Technology Support Services as a user support specialist.
Kayla Accordino is a junior at The College at Brockport, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts for Children. She is a resident assistant, member of the Student Dance Organization and is involved in the Leadership Development Program.