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FRESNO STATE'S DEFINITION OF DIVERSITY

Individual differences (e.g., personality, language, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual identity, country of origin, and ability status as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) that can be used in the service of learning.

FOLLOW THIS LINK TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE EVENT REPORTING FORMhttp://bit.ly/fsdogsunited

WHAT IS DOGS UNITED?

Dogs United is a movement to encourage, increase, and acknowledge cross-cultural interaction on campus.  At the Annual Diversity Conference in 2013, almost 100 campus and community members came together and worked in small groups to share ideas on how we can increase our cross-cultural interactions on the Fresno State campus. 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Individuals: Fresno State students, staff, faculty, and administrators.

Groups: Fresno State clubs, organizations, departments, and work units.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Attend multicultural, diversity or cultural events of groups other than your own that are organized by Fresno State faculty, staff, student clubs and organizations throughout the school year and report your experience.

All individuals and groups who participate will be acknowledged and awarded, based on their level of involvement, at a reception during the spring semester.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Plan and be willing to stay for most of the event, and report your attendance after each event you or your group attend.

CAN I ATTEND AS AN INDIVIDUAL?

Yes!!  Attend events!  You will be welcomed!  As an individual, the more events you attend the greater the opportunity to receive one of the annual diversity awards.

  • Attend events alone or with a friend
  • Report your attendance using the online form or handout
  • Individuals who attend the most events will be acknowledged
  • All individuals who attend at least three (3) events will be acknowledged

CAN OUR GROUP ATTEND?

Yes!  Attend events as a group!  You will be welcomed!

  • Have at least three (3) individuals from your group attend each event together.
  • Report your attendance using the online form or handout
  • Clubs, departments, organizations, or units that attend the most events will be acknowledged
  • All clubs, departments, organizations or units that attend five (5) or more events will be acknowledged

WHAT IF MY GROUP IS HOSTING A CULTURAL OR DIVERSITY EVENT?

Participate by:

  • Including the Dogs United logo and the phrase "Everyone is Welcome" on your publicity/marketing (contact vtaylor@csufresno.edu for the Dogs United logo)
  • Commit to having individuals at the door to greet guests so they know and feel they are welcome

 INFORMATION

For more information call, email, or stop by: The Cross Cultural and Gender Center, Thomas Building - room 110, 559.278.4435, ccgcstudentassist@mail.fresnostate.edu

DON'T FORGET!

Be sure to take a selfie at each event you or your group attend and post it on social media using the following hashtags:

#FSDogsUnited

#FresnoStateCCGC