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Campus Groups & Resources

Networks & Opportunities for Connecting With Others

Resources from the Office of Faculty Affairs

Drexel University is committed to continuing to develop a preeminent faculty with diverse experiences and expertise. Through our faculty development initiatives...

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The Forum for Inclusive Culture (I-Forum)

The I-Forum is an open-membership coalition of students, faculty, professional staff and community members that gathers no less than quarterly to discuss issues of diversity and inclusion on Drexel's campus.

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The Book Circle at the James E. Marks Intercultural Center

The Book Circle provides participants with a place to engage in a facilitated dialogue about various cultural, intercultural, and identity issues in a respectful environment that encourages openness and humility. Twenty-five – thirty free books are provided to participants for each book circle, and lunch is also provided. Participants include faculty, professional staff, students and community members.

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Under-Represented Minority (URM) Faculty Interest Group

Established to create an informal forum for learning and dialogue, the URM Faculty Interest Group is designed to meet the needs of faculty members who self-identify as faculty of color and to provide opportunities for networking and forming cross-disciplinary connections.

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Bienvenidos

Through membership in Bienvenidos, Latino, Latin American, and other employees sharing our interests, will have the opportunity to connect, share experiences and expertise, and promote cultural awareness and professional development. We will carry out our mission through various programs and events, contributing significantly to Drexel University's diversity efforts.

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Black Faculty & Professional Staff Association

The BFPSA is committed to enhancing the experience of faculty, professional staff and students at Drexel University by focusing on education, mentoring, community involvement and networking.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies+ Faculty & Professional Staff Network

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allies+ Faculty & Professional Staff Network is a visible association of employees who work together to promote the interests of our diverse community.

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Veterans Colleague Resource Group

The Veterans Colleague Resource Group is comprised of Drexel employees who have served in the armed forces, family members, and any interested person that supports the mission of this group.  They identify challenges and opportunities of the veteran employee to gain self-awareness to increase skill and experience within the University to grow in career development, and to facilitate the mission of Drexel University.

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Intercultural Community Bridge

The Community Bridge program is for International Gateway and Drexel Graduate Bridge students at the English Language Center. It connects these conditionally admitted students to Drexel University faculty and staff, fully matriculated Drexel students, and members of the Philadelphia community.

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Women’s Financial Literacy

The mission of the Women's Financial Literacy and Learning CRG is to provide a safe space for women to share their financial knowledge, research topics of interest, set financial goals, and become financially independent and well informed.

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Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion (SCDI) supports and empowers students of all backgrounds as they build a sense of community that reflects the diversity of Drexel University's student body.

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Annual Awards

President’s Award for Diversity

Annually the President’s Award for Intercultural Engagement & Diversity is presented during the Fall in recognition of significant contributions made that promote awareness of and respect for diversity, create opportunities for intercultural engagement, and build upon Drexel's founding principle of inclusion. All Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine individuals or teams consisting of faculty or staff are eligible for this prestigious award.

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William S. Pittman Ceremony Awards

The Stephen R. Cox Undergraduate Award and the Jasmine Y Wright Graduate Student Award recognize graduating students who excel academically and have either overcome tremendous odds to be successful or have consistently made contributions that benefits others. These awards recognize the service, leadership or other distinctive efforts that students have contributed to the campus, local, national or international community. The recipients are awarded annually at the William S. Pittman Ceremony.

Mr. Stephen R. Cox graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences in 1974 and a Master of Science degree in Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering in 1976. He is the founder and developer of the Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation funded by the National Science Foundation. Mr. Cox has personally mentored Drexel students as undergraduates through their doctoral completion.

Ms. Jasmine Y. Wright graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bio behavioral Health in 2011 and she completed the Master’s in Public Health in 2015 from Drexel University. Jasmine traveled to Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal to gain maternal and child health knowledge in an effort to increase her overall understanding of health care and treatment from a global perspective. Jasmine passed away in 2015 soon after her graduation, and in 2016 the Drexel Black Graduate Student Union named the Jasmine Y Wright Award in her honor.

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Training and Workshops

Disability Resources Workshops

The Office of Equality and Diversity offers training upon request that is culturally relevant and tailored to the specific needs of participants. We are able to address such topics as fostering inclusive culture in classrooms and other microcommunities.

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Language and Culture Workshops

Language and Culture Workshops, presented by the English Language Center, can help international students learn important skills to succeed at Drexel University.

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Tutoring and Language Support for Drexel International Students

International students can face unique language challenges as they navigate university life at Drexel. The English Language Center's Tutoring and Language Support office currently offers free, one-on-one tutoring to any Drexel student for whom English is a second language.

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Academic Support Services

Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations (African American, Native American, and Latino) in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study.

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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is a nine-university consortium, including Drexel University, that created a blueprint to substantially increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities earning baccalaureate and advanced degrees. Since its launch in 1994, Philadelphia AMP and its partners have more than doubled its minority science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) BS degree production.

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Dragon Scholars Program (DSP)

Dragon Scholars Program (DSP) is a Summer Experience program to assist with the transition from high school to college. Students, as you read about our program, think of your path toward degree and career as a four- to five-year journey on new terrain, and how you can successfully navigate and enjoy it.

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Dragon Navigator Program

The Dragon Navigator Program (DNP) is your journey to success through community building, academic support and leadership development. DNP was created in 2015 to create a community of support at Drexel for students from underrepresented populations, including students who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Pacific Islander.

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LeBow College of Business BRIDGE

BRIDGE is a LeBow College of Business program and learning community created in 2012 to support underrepresented students as they develop into the leaders of the future.

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Online Resources

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the College of Medicine

Excellence in medical education, clinical care and research are attained through our diversity of students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff. At Drexel University College of Medicine, having a diverse, equitable, inclusive environment is core to who we are.

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Diversity Achievement Plan

Drexel University’s Diversity Achievement Plan is a management tool designed to ensure that all qualified persons have equal access to employment opportunities, professional development, and advancement. This Plan includes a number of quantitative analyses designed to evaluate the demographic composition of the University’s employee workforce and compare it to the composition of relevant labor pools.

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Diversity Liaison Training for Faculty Search Committees

International students can face unique language challenges as they navigate university life at Drexel. The English Language Center's Tutoring and Language Support office currently offers free, one-on-one tutoring to any Drexel student for whom English is a second language.

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The WIRED Guide for Success

The WIRED for Success Guide, created by the Intercultural Forum at Drexel, is intended as a resource for supporting our welcoming, inclusive, respectful, engaging, and diverse ("WIRED") community and for preparing our students to be leaders in workforces of the future. Download Guide below.

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ACT 101

Pennsylvania Higher Education Equal Opportunity Program (also known as Act 101) was created through action of the Pennsylvania legislature in 1971 in response to the needs of academically and financially disadvantaged Pennsylvania residents who were effectively denied the opportunity to pursue a higher education due to prevailing social conditions.

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