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Student Affairs Committee on Inclusion

Awareness of Diversity

Explanation: General observations and acknowledgement of the importance and impact of diversity. Awareness of your contributions to diversity, recognizing your own culture, experiences, identity, and background.


Areas of Assessment include:


Recognize the various dimensions of diversity, including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, religion/spirituality, size, abilities and disabilities, and gender expression/identity


Understand self relative to diversity


Identify ways in which culture shapes beliefs, practices and values


Become aware of how your cultural identity can cause undue influence on those from other backgrounds, through self assessment


Identify similarities and differences among others


Develop an awareness of your own culture, values, beliefs and environment


Recognize your own biases



To more accurately assess your understanding of diversity, feel free to use the digital or printable worksheet below!


Digital Competency Worksheet

Printable Competency Worksheet


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