FYE Diversity Speaker

All new and transfer students attend this first-year tradition in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall (Campus Center) at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24.

Because learning occurs in the dynamic context of a global economy that moves people, cultures, and ideas around the globe, we want the members of the Ithaca Community of learners to be at ease in a number of settings, with people from a variety of backgrounds, and with ideas new to their experience.  All first-year students and new transfer students attend a diversity workshop with Dr. Maura Cullen in the fall semester.

Have you ever been afraid of saying the wrong thing, so instead said nothing at all?  We are caught in times of political correctness, where "saying" the right things are worlds away from "doing" the right things.  Considered one of the most inclusive sessions on diversity, this honest and engaging program gets to the core of the problem; our fear of being judged and misunderstood.  This fear prevents good people from taking meaningful action. This workshop will be helpful for all who struggle with the concept of diversity and its' impact.

A masterful storyteller, Dr. Cullen utilizes a variety of interactive exercises and techniques creating an experience you will not soon forget.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact First-Year Experience in the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs at fye@ithaca.edu.  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.