The Office of the Dean for Equity and Inclusion partners with the Offices of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs to provide optimal care and service to Wesleyan students.

Department of Student Affairs includes: Offices of the Class Deans, Student Academic Resources Network (SARN), Dean of Students, Office of Residential Life, Office of Disability Services, Office of Public Safety, Health Services, Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, Usdan University Center, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Student Activities and Leadership Development

The Dwight Greene Internships:
Established in 2003 to honor the life and work of Dwight L. Greene ’70, Esq. who was a dedicated diversity advocate and community builder, educator, attorney, mentor, colleague, and friend.

Dwight Greene’70 Internship for Diversity and Community Engagement
Contact for 2013-2014: skcullen

The intern promotes and participates in the core programs that are sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Office of the Dean for Diversity and Student Engagement. Annual programs include: New Student Orientation – Student of Color Reception and the Queer Reception (held in late August), Dwight Greene Memorial Symposium and the Alumni of Color/Student of Color Dinner and Recognition Ceremony (held in November), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium (held in February), and the Trustees of Color/ Student of Color Meeting (held in February). Additionally, the intern promotes the use of the Campus Climate Log, the activities of the Dwight Greene Internship for the Oral History Project, and the Wesleyan Diversity Education Facilitators (WesDEFs).

Dwight Greene'70 Internship for Oral History Project
Contacts for 2013-2014: ntell or yzoker

Since the Fall 2007, students have collected the narratives of people of color associated with Wesleyan University. The collection of videotaped interviews will be stored in the Olin Library Archives to contribute to the body of primary resources documenting the experiences of people of color at Wesleyan University. In 2013, the Oral History Project interns embarked on several efforts to enhance the project by soliciting participation from faculty and staff who have supported diversity at Wesleyan and from Native American and Alaska Native students and alumni. Most recently, one intern is experimenting with a modified platform for the recording and presentation of the interviews.

Wesleyan Diversity Education Facilitators (WesDEF):

WesDEF is a student group of trained facilitators dedicated to creating space for dialogue and action within our communities on issues of social justice.

As a group, WesDEF facilitates discussions to empower individuals to effect positive changes in their communities. We build activities and dialogue around social justice issues that arise on campus or that we are personally passionate about. We work to train new facilitators and create anti-oppression advocates as well as serve as a resource for other student groups to collaborate on relevant programming. mission updated 9/2013