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Diversity Programs

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    Diversity and Inclusion Programs

    Academic Support
    With a commitment to academic excellence, we work with Academic Success to coordinate weekly study tables providing students quiet study space and tutoring assistance from peer tutors. Additionally, we co-sponsor seminars and workshops on note taking, test preparation, time and task management and other classroom and study skills.

    Celebrations of Cultural Diversity
    The Diversity and Inclusion Office promotes and develops culturally diverse programs that bring students together to talk about contemporary issues from diverse perspectives. We encourage you to actively participate in civic engagement on issues of diversity and inclusion. Students are welcome to share their expressions of identity and cultural awareness at programs such as: Native American Pow-wow, Seder Dinner, Pre-Kwanzaa celebration, Celebrate Diversity Cookout, National Coming Out Day and the annual Sande/Poro Graduation ceremony and dinner.

    Cultural Dance & Exercise
    A culturally diverse study break, FitZone! follows our regular study tables. Instructors in Zumba and modern and African dance help students relax, stay in shape and be part of a diverse, supportive community of learners committed to finding a healthy balance between studying and physical fitness

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning
    Every January, the Capital University community celebrates the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning. Students, staff and faculty are instrumental to the success of the day’s events. Members of the Central Ohio community delight in an opportunity to be challenged by the keynote speaker; engage in meaningful dialogue with students, staff and faculty during the workshops; and enjoy the hospitality of our campus.

    Pizza and the Paper
    A weekly program designed to spur critical-thinking skills, increase awareness about local and global issues, foster an environment for a more informed and engaged citizenry, stimulate class discussion and debate, initiate a habit of lifelong learning, and create a connection between classroom concepts and real-world experiences.

    Smooth Transitions
    Smooth Transitions is a pre-orientation program designed to support the introduction, matriculation and retention of students of color, difference, their allies, and first-generation students. Students are assigned to a group led by two peer mentors who guide them through the transition to college.

    Student Leadership & Development
    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works with student organization leaders to create a climate of inclusiveness through student-initiated intercultural awareness and appreciation. We support and serve as a resource for diverse student groups; learn to navigate the university system; enhance their programming and community-building skills; better lead their organizations; improve event planning and management; as well as increase collaboration with all student organizations. All Capital students are encouraged to join one of 11 shared-interest student organizations.

    Table Talk Lunch and Learn Series
    This series is designed to provide students, staff and faculty an opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives on a variety of topics relevant to our campus. The program also serves to enhance communication and cultural knowledge from different cultural perspectives and develop positive relationships with those from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Previous topics have included Academic success stories; Young Adults and Political Engagement; Collective Identity among Latinos in America; and Politics of Race and Class in America.

    Weekly Study Tables
    Weekly study tables offer students an opportunity to enrich their academic experience by creating a support system where students can encourage, empower and support each other on their personal journey toward academic success. This program is in collaboration with Academic Success tutors.