Volunteers Sought for Campus Climate Ambassador Team

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the second Campus Climate Ambassador team, which will continue the important work of facilitating climate conversations across campus.

Last spring, the first Campus Climate Ambassador team developed purposeful conversations within the campus community, with questions informed by the results of the 2016 Campus Climate Survey.

This spring, the climate ambassador and climate conversation initiative continues in support of the Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations campaign. These conversations, driven by the principles of dignity and respect, will explore the challenges and fears that arise when having difficult or sensitive conversations, and how to create a campus environment that rejects hate and embraces inclusion.

In an email to the campus community, Enobong (Anna) Hannah Branch, associate chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, and chief diversity officer, said, “The information collected from those discussions is invaluable in the ongoing unit-level changes and recommendations aimed to help us to reach our aspirational campus climate.”

If selected as a facilitator, you will be required to attend a four-hour training session in January and to facilitate at least two conversation sessions during February and early March. These two-hour sessions consist of one hour in which you train attendees in facilitation techniques, and one hour in which attendees apply what they have learned in small group activities. Release time will be available for staff ambassadors.

Training sessions will be held Jan. 15, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Jan. 30, from 4-8 p.m.

If interested, you must apply here by Dec. 12.