diversity and inclusivity

Members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. participate in the OASIS Stroll Off at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Hottest Ticket in Town: OASIS Stroll Off

Excitement and anticipation filled the air as seven multicultural Greek organizations took the stage at the Annual OASIS Stroll Off on Friday, Sept. 9. More than 500 students, alumni and community members packed the Centennial Room in the Nebraska Union to standing room only as they took in performances and cheered on participants.

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Native American dancing at OASIS kick off at the University of Nebraska
Monday, August 29, 2016
Native Dancing Kicks Off the Academic Year

To welcome students to campus and celebrate the upcoming academic year, the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) partnered with the UNITE student group to host a kickoff event on Sunday, Aug. 28.

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Students enjoy lunch at a dining hall
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Welcome Back Photo Gallery | Fall 2016
Get a glimpse of the activities from the beginning of the fall semester in our photo gallery.

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UNL LGBTQA+ Resource Center volunteers helped guide attendees around the Nebraska Union during the day-long institute
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Visits UNL

On July 22 the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals in partnership with the UNL LGBTQA+ Resource Center hosted a one-day national conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. More than one hundred attendees from as far as Massachusetts, California and Georgia joined together to discuss best practices for serving LGBTQ student populations.

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Students assist with 2015 income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program
Friday, August 19, 2016
$1.9 Million in Grants and Sponsorships Fund Student Affairs Programs

Six departments and more than 16 programs in the Division of Student Affairs benefitted from $1,914,646 in grant and sponsorship funds during the 2016 calendar year.

"We are excited to report how successful some of our departments have been in their efforts to gain financial assistance. Most of these funds go directly to help our students,” said Vice Chancellor Juan N. Franco.

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Students participate in OASIS Dish It Up session at UNL on July 15, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
UNL Community Dishes on Building Community & Creating Action

Approximately 50 students, staff and faculty gathered Friday, July 15 at noon to discuss the epidemic of recent tragedies across the country. Kevin Reese, program coordinator in the Office for Academic Success and Intercultural Services, began the event by promoting open conversation without arguments, respectful conversation and engaging with one another. An officer with the Lincoln Police Department was also present.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Q&A with Charlie Foster
Interim Director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

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Students present at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Monday, June 6, 2016
Making Strides: Increasing Minority Student Graduation Rates

In March the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was recognized by The Education Trust for its 10-point reduction in the achievement gap between white and black students between 2003 and 2013. At the same time, UNL increased the overall graduation rate by 4.5 percent. While there is room for continued improvement, this great feat should be celebrated and studied to examine how to further close the achievement gap for minority students.

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International students and family members visit with a cowboy to learn how the rodeo events work.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
International Students Visit the UNL Rodeo

Cowboy hats, chaps, boots and roping gear commonly are seen around the state of Nebraska thanks to the dominant agriculture scene. However, these artifacts and the entire rodeo concept are unfamiliar to many international students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Student Mohammed Al Abdullah
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Never Forget to Smile, Nebraska
By Mohammed Al Abdullah

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