This guide is intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to the Beloit College community.
This guide is by no means exhaustive, but rather serves as a starting place for finding information from a variety of sources. It will continue to develop in response to evolving anti-oppression issues and community needs.
Office of Student Success, Equity, and Community
The office of Student Success, Equity, and Community (SSEC) promotes equity for all members of the college community through fostering an inclusive campus climate and enhancing the understanding and connections within diverse communities. Our office connects students to peers, faculty, staff, and resources throughout our campus community to support the personal and academic success of each student. Our work reimagines how diversity and inclusion operate by using an equity asset-based framework. This entails reforming institutional structures, centering inclusive excellence, advocating social justice, and nurturing a climate that instills diversity as an asset. We provide students a variety of academic and support services to empower them to achieve and succeed in an environment that accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity, and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence, and distinction.
The aim of this policy is to provide a means by which students, faculty, and staff members who experience hate or bias (both defined here) may have their concerns heard and receive support, conflicts may be mediated, and, when called for, effective community responses forged.