NCCJ St. Louis is excited to again be partnering with Maryville University to provide a Building Inclusive Campus (BIC) training for the University’s Multicultural Scholars. The Multicultural Scholars Program is designed to increase the number of underrepresented students at Maryville and to help ensure these students are successful. The Scholars help to create an inclusive campus environment through their ongoing learning about diversity and social justice.
This past fall, NCCJ FaciliTrainers Troy Miles and naomi warren worked with juniors on issues of socialization, social identity, deep listening, and creating systemic change. Scholars focus their junior year on the tools they need to be successful peer educators through dialogue and active listening skills. Currently, Troy and naomi are working with first-year Scholars focusing on self-awareness. The Scholars explore issues of cultural diversity, social identity, unconscious bias, and internalized oppression.
We are grateful to work with Dr. Christie Cruise-Harper, Associate Dean of Students/Diversity Initiatives and Affirmative Action Officer, and Turan Mullins, Director of Center for Student Engagement at Maryville University. Through our work together, we are helping to engage thoughtful, committed students in our region.