News and Perspectives
Do you want to meet students from different cultures? ISSS's Cross-Cultural Discussion Groups are an opportunity for international and U.S. students to meet one another in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. During a group's weekly discussion, you will share cross-cultural experiences and reflect on various topics including friendship/relationships, taboos and stereotypes, culture shock, educational systems around the world, and much more. ISSS has facilitated these groups for more than 30 years.
When the Diversity Community of Practice Assessment Committee first discussed the idea of presenting a one day conference on Diversity Data at the U, they had no idea what to expect in terms of audience interest. As registrations streamed in for the inaugural Diversity Data Deep Dive conference held on November 17, 2017, it became clear that there was, and continues to be, a great need for information on how to access and use data to improve institutional diversity.
The Bias Response and Referral Network (BRRN) responds to incidents of bias on the Twin Cities campus. Established in 2016, the BRRN has responded to nearly 240 bias reports to date. Please help to spread the word about this important resource to students, faculty and staff.