DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > BUILD program momentum carries into new academic year
By Rachel Wojnicki /
September 29, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Diversity is a core value at DePaul and has been since its founding. In 2013, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity developed the BUILD certificate program to provide the university community with the “building blocks to develop an inclusive campus."
Over the past year alone, nearly 870 faculty and staff took at least one BUILD workshop, a 547% increase in participation from previous years. The Office of Institutional Diversity Equity and Inclusion hosted 32 workshops in the BUILD program due to high demand.
From sessions on recruiting a diverse workforce to allyship for undocumented students, DePaul is set to host another robust series this academic year with workshops beginning in October.
“Our BUILD diversity, equity and inclusion programming helps our colleagues develop cultural competencies and connect the university's Vincentian mission of dignity and respect for all individuals to our everyday work and interactions with students and each other," says Elizabeth Ortiz, vice president for OIDE.
Information sessions for interested faculty and staff will be held on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. More information about this fall's workshop lineup is available on the OIDE website.
Faculty and staff ready to register for the certification program may do so online.
Rachel Wojnicki is an editor of Newsline and the internal communications manager for University Marketing and Communications.