Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Module

Taking a social justice approach, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion module will discuss concepts such as inclusion, power, privilege, identities, and communication as well as strategies related to ally behavior, self-care, and creating inclusive spaces. Students that complete the three sections of the module satisfy the mandatory Social Justice Leadership Badge 101 Workshop criteria of the Social Justice Leadership Badge Program. 

Social Justice Leadership Badge Requirements:

All three sections and a reflection survey have to be complete in order to receive credit towards the Social Justice Leadership Badge.  See all SJLB Requirements.

The full module (5 sections) takes an average of 40 minutes to complete. Each section takes under 8 minutes to complete. Students can complete at their own pace. Progress bar can be viewed on the student’s dashboard.

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Easy log-in to EVERFI. Click Link (or copy to a browser) to be directed to a single-sign in and use WPUNJ credentials to log in.  Complete the quick overview and start the module. https://admin.fifoundry.net/william-paterson-university/sign_in 

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Each module takes an average of 8 minutes to complete. Progress is reflected in your dashboard.  Completion of each section earns the student complimentary SJLB swag and knowledge on how to be an effective change agent and thought leader!   

Module 1: This section provides an introduction of the course and assessment that will help you determine how much you already know about these topics. Don't worry - there are no penalties if you get answers wrong! This is a good thing!  You are here to learn foundational knowledge that will prepare you for your career as a thought leader.  

Module 2: This section explores identity through defining different identities and intersectionality. At the end of the module, the learner will have the vocabulary necessary to dialogue and explore this topic further, as well as strategies to communicate respectfully with people who identify differently than them. This module will also explore the concept of bias, how to identify it, and allow learners to reflect on the presence of bias in their lives and recognize how to disrupt it.

Module 3: This section explores specific challenges associated with certain identities, both internal and external. The learner will reflect on ways in which they hold both power and privilege, and is empowered to use that influence to disrupt bias. They will explore how to get involved when observing aggressions using bystander intervention strategies, to maintain a positive community where everybody feels safe and welcome. This module also addresses the concepts of self-care and resiliency as resources to rely on when they are the target of biased words and actions.

Module 4: This section empowers learners to take action and get involved to develop a culture of respect and belonging within their community. Through personal reflection and application via multiple scenarios, the learner will practice forms of active allyship they can take with them into their community. They will also explore healthy ways to respond when they make mistakes or experience oppression from people in their support group or community.

Module 5: This section is the conclusion of the training. You will take the same assessment to see how much you learned. Be sure to download your Certificate of Completion! You only need to take this module once while a student at WPUNJ. You can share this certificate for extra credit and/or supervisors. 

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At the conclusion of this module, students will be provided with resources and an opportunity to opt-in to further campus communications. Students must complete all sections of the module and a separate SJLB Reflection Survey to get credit towards the Social Justice Leadership Badge program.

A post-survey will be emailed 20 days after the completion of the module.  Students that complete the Everfi Diversity, Equity and Inclusion post-survey receive complimentary Social Justice Leadership Badge swag and are entered to win a $50 gift card.

 

Questions about this module? Contact: the Center for Diversity & Inclusion (diversity-inclusion@wpunj.edu) or Yolany Gonell (gonelly@wpunj.edu).