Under the auspices of the President, the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity (OIIE) affirms and supports Towson University's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The office fosters a University climate that is grounded in respect, civility, and inclusion, enriches the educational experience of students, supports positive workplace environments, promotes excellence, and cultivates the intellectual and personal growth of the entire University community. In addition, OIIE works to support the University's commitment to a learning and working environment free from sexual misconduct, discrimination, harassment, hate and bias.
The Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity strives to foster a culture of integrity that values shared responsibility as a critical element of an inclusive, equitable and diverse community. This vision is built upon the belief that a diverse and inclusive campus community enhances our institution and strengthens us all in immeasurable ways.
7:30PM Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall, CFA
featuring Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble, Fadi Jano (vocals) Abdul-Wahab Kayyali (oud) Mohammed Mejaour (nay) Michael Moushabeck (percussion) and Jamal Sinno (qanun).
This conference will provide concrete strategies to open up conversations in our classrooms around race, ethnic identity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political leanings, and immigration status.
Beating the odds: A phenomenological analysis of Black student experiences in U.S. public schools. Using critical race theory as a theoretical and analytical framework, this study examines both student engagement and school disaffection through the lens of Black student “positionality.” Participants (former Black public school students, ages 21-35) provide individual reflections of their past schooling experiences and detail critical needs in K-12 educational reform.