Educational Programming

Thank you for your interest in the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE)'s educational programming. Listed below are a variety of presentations we can offer to students. Diversity expands worldliness, enhances social development, promotes creative thinking, and prepares individuals to work in a global society. If you would like to invite our staff members to lead a conversation on a certain topic, please click the link below and fill out the form. "Our primary audience is undergraduate students. However, we also provide presentations to those working with undergraduate students as well."Please note that we must receive your request at least 3 weeks from the desired date of the session. 

* Please note that emailing a request is not a final confirmation of the intended session. Once you submit a request an OMSE staff member will contact you regarding a meeting to discuss further details about the intended session. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 313-577-2312 or via email at

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Session Descriptions

  1. LGBTQ Allyship Workshop
  • "This workshop will assist participants in developing a fundamental understanding of how to be an ally to LGBTQ students. Participants will learn how to build better empathy and awareness of LBGTQ experiences, familiarize themselves with the wide spectrum of sexuality and gender, and understand how a student's gender and sexuality expressions can affect their overall student success." (Intended audience(s): Student Leaders)
  1. Bias and Bystander Intervention Workshop
  • "Is it your role to intervene in incidents of bias? This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of bias and the importance of bystander intervention. Participants will learn what implicit biases are and how these biases can present themselves as hate crimes and biased incidents. The session will provide activities and strategies to help the learner understand and act upon biased transgressions." (Intended audience(s): Student Leaders)
  1. Intersectionality Presentation
  • "This presentation provides an introduction into intersectionality. Intersectionality is a concept that asserts that individuals and groups are shaped by intersecting identities such as race, gender, class, and sexuality. Understanding how intersecting identities shape our perspectives and how society relates to and treats said intersecting identities is an asset." (Intended audience(s): Student Leaders & Classroom Audience)
  1. Microaggressions Presentation
  • "Microaggression? What's that? This presentation provides an overview of what microaggressions are and how they can present themselves. You'll be able to better recognize them and develop tips to acknowledge them." (Intended audience(s): Student Leaders & Classroom Audience)
  1. Phobias and Inclusion Presentation
  • "This presentation introduces the concept of social phobia. Social phobias are irrational and negative feelings or thoughts towards a specific group. These phobias can create prejudice and discriminatory acts. We will provide strategies and ideas to combat them." (Intended audience(s): Student Leaders & Classroom Audience)
  1. Inclusive Leadership Workshop
  • "As leaders, we are tasked to be representatives, mentors, and advocates for others. This workshop will introduce concepts and strategies on how to develop a more inclusive leadership style. Inclusivity is the intention of including people who would otherwise be excluded or marginalized. In an increasingly multifaceted society it is important to incorporate a more inclusive lens to leadership styles." (Intended audience(s): Student Leaders)
  1. "Everyone wants to be included" Activity
  • "Everyone wants to be included, right? What is it like to feel excluded? This activity will provide insight on diversity and discrimination. You'll be able to better understand how certain group dynamics can be discriminatory. We will discuss and provide strategies on how to create more open and inclusive environments." (Intended audience(s): All students)
  1. Diversity 101 Workshop
  • "What is 'diversity'? This session introduces 'diversity' and strategies on how to incorporate a working knowledge of it into your life." (Intended audience(s): All students)
  1. Power and Privilege Workshop
  • "In an ever-growing multifaceted society, it is important to evaluate our roles, responsibilities, and social statuses. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of power and privilege. Privilege operates on personal, interpersonal, cultural, and institutional levels and gives advantages, favors, and benefits to members of dominant groups at the expense of members of target groups. Power is the ability or official authority to decide what is best for others, to decide who will have access to resources, and the capacity to exercise control over others. A thorough discussion will commence as well as strategies to incorporate these two concepts into your working knowledge." (Intended audience(s): Student Leaders)
  1. Know Yourself: Exploration of self-identity and implicit bias Activity
  • "You're the expert on your own experience and identities. This activity will provide you to explore your social identities as well as implicit bias. We sometimes unknowingly exhibit bias towards other social groups. We will provide strategies on how to recognize and combat bias." (Intended audience(s): All students)

     11.  Keynote address:

  • Our team has a host of experiences and talents and we are willing to keynote your event. Our topics are limited to areas of diversity and inclusion that specifically relate to undergraduate student engagement.

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