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BRIDGE Diversity Alliance

BRIDGE is a diversity action alliance consisting of faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Psychology who are interested in promoting and addressing diversity-related issues within our program community.

About BRIDGE

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BRIDGE is a diversity action alliance consisting of faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Psychology who are interested in promoting and addressing diversity-related issues within our program community.

Mission

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The mission of BRIDGE includes the following three objectives:

  • To critically assess current and past departmental efforts to address diversity needs
  • To develop practical strategies for addressing diversity needs within the department
  • To further departmental initiatives regarding matters of diversity

Goals

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BRIDGE has identified a number of long-term and short-term goals:

  • Improving the atmosphere and community around diversity issues
  • Increasing recruitment and retention of minority faculty members and students
  • Better integration of diversity into the curricula
  • Improving cultural sensitivity within the program community
  • Better facilitation of multicultural research programs and opportunities

BRIDGE in Action

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BRIDGE has worked hard at building a sense of community for people of diverse backgrounds and to improve the atmosphere around diversity issues in general. BRIDGE has sponsored several successful events including:

  • A potluck dinner where dishes representing the diverse cultural, ethnic, and family backgrounds of many of our graduate students were served and enjoyed by all 
  • Dinner for Six, where smaller groups of individuals enjoyed a more intimate dining experience and stimulating conversation around diversity issues 
  • Beginning of the year BBQ picnic for incoming students to connect with other students as early as possible
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