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Diversity in the News

Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives announced (January 23, 2019)

Vanderbilt named a top employer for women for second year in a row (July 2, 2019)

Williams' legacy honored with name on building close to his heart (October 21, 2019)

Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female at athletic director (February 4, 2020)

'Perry Wallace Way' dedicated in honor of first African American varisty basketball player in the SEC (February 24, 2020)

Playing for More (September 25, 2020)

Socially Conscious Commodores (October 8, 2020)

Vanderbilt announces University Diversity Council members for 2020-21 (October 28, 2020)

Senior Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play in SEC football game (November 29, 2020)

Heritage Month Project celebrates diversity of Vanderbilt community (March 15, 2021)


Resources for You

iDAB library - The VUIT Inclusion and Diversity Advisory Board (iDAB) is offering EDI related books for VUIT staff members to check out. The link is only accessible on the Vanderbilt Network or through VPN when not on campus. 

Vanderbilt University's Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion endeavors to help make Vanderbilt University a leading learning institution where achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion are its highest priorities.

The Inclusive Connector - The Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion launched the monthly newsletter to showcase campuswide EDI efforts. 

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resource (CUPA-HR) - The association of HR professionals in higher education is the leader in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for the college and university sector.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) - An organization focused broadly on women throughout the IT sector.

Racial Equity Tools - This site is a starting place to learn about the organizational and societal dynamics of racial inclusion and equity.

Gender Affirmation Toolkit for Vanderbilt Employees - This site provides guidelines for employees who are transitioning or identify as transgender, genderqueer, or non-binary, as well as the managers who support them. 

Harvard's Project Implicit - The Harvard Implicit Bias site is one of the best ways to experience biases directly.

TED Talk: Intersectionality - Now more than ever, it's important to look at the reality of race and gender bias - and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon.

What exactly is a microaggression? - Jenée Desmond-Harris explains microaggressions in this article published by Vox in 2015.

Theories of the Mind - Richard R. Kilburg explains how to build creative, mutual, and actively supportive relationships and develop theories of mind. 


Book Recommendations from the EDUCAUSE Community

Sara Ahmed,  On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life. Duke University Press Books (2012)

Lee Airton,  Gender: Your Guide. Adams Media (2018).

Brené Brown,  Dare To Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Random House; First Edition edition (2018)

Susan Cain,  Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. Broadway Books (2013)

Shakil Choudhury,  Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them. Between the Lines (2016).

Mason Currey,  Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. Knopf (2013)

Ellen Daniell,  Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies from Successful Women Scientists. Yale University Press (2006)

Craig Davidson,  Precious Cargo: My Year of Driving the Kids on School Bus 3077. Knopf Canada; 1st edition (2016).

Robin DiAngelo,  White Fragility. Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press; Reprint edition (2018).

Jay Timothy Dolmage,  Academic Ableism. University of Michigan Press (2017).

Virginia Eubanks,  Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. St. Martin's Press (2018)

Therese Huston,  How Women Decide: What's True, What's Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices. Mariner Books; Reprint edition (2017)

Tiffany Jana, Matthew Freeman, Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences. Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2016)

Tiffany Jana, Ashley Diaz Mejias, with forward by Jay Coen Gilbert, Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion. Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2018)

Amy Lee, Robert Poch, Mary Katherine O'Brien, Catherine Solheim,  Teaching Interculturally: A Framework for Integrating Disciplinary Knowledge and Intercultural Development. Stylus Publishing (2017)

Jonathan Mooney,  The Short Bus: A Journey Beyond Normal. Holt Books (2004).

Verna A. Myers, What if I Say the Wrong Thing?: 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People. American Bar Association,1st Edition (2014)

Z Nicolazzo,  Trans* in College: Transgender Students' Strategies for Navigating Campus Life and the Institutional Politics of Inclusion. Stylus Publishing (2016)

Safiya Noble,  Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. NYU Press (2018)

Kimberly Jade Norwood,  Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the Myth of a Postracial America. Routledge (2013).

Ijeoma Oluo,  So You Want to Talk About Race. Seal Press (2018)

Ellen Pao,  Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change. Spiegel & Grau (2017).

Scott E. Page,  The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies. Princeton University Press (2008).

Vivian Gussin Paley,  White Teacher. Harvard University Press, second edition (2000).

Heydon Pickering,  Design Patterns: Coding Accessibility Into Web Design. Smashing Magazine GmbH (2016)

Martin Pistorious,  Ghost Boy, Harper Collins (2013).

Joseph Shapiro,  No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. Broadway Books (2011).

Claude M Steele,  Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do. W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (2011)

Beverly Daniel Tatum,  Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria. Basic Books (20th anniversary edition, 2017)

Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey. What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know. NYU Press (2014)

Zachary R. Wood, Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America. Dutton (2018)

Richard Kilburg, Virtuous Leaders (Strategy, Character, and Influence in the 21st Century)  1st Edition American Psychological Assoc. (2012)



2017 - Vanderbilt opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.