Being culturally competent means continually developing one's working knowledge of other cultural values, norms, behaviors, traditions, expectations and customs and reflecting on how one's own identities and experiences influence that knowledge.
The Cultural Competency Education program provides trainings, workshops and resources that build cultural consciousness for students, staff and faculty around diversity, inclusion, identity and social justice. The program works collaboratively to enhance the cultural capacity on campus to address the needs of underrepresented and marginalized communities.
The Cultural Competency Workshop Series is a collection of trainings, workshops, conversations, and performances throughout the academic year that provide opportunities for reflection and interaction. All workshops are open to students, staff and faculty. You are welcome to attend any or all of them, and no prior experience or knowledge is needed. Food and refreshments will be provided.
The annual Retreat for Social Justice in November gives students an opportunity to explore their cultural identities and interact with people from diverse backgrounds while developing skills for interrupting prejudice, advocating for social justice, inclusion and helping to build the cultural capacity on campus.
Retreat participants take active roles in the spring semester Social Justice Days of Action, which highlight specific projects and initiatives specifically focused on building a more equitable and inclusive campus community.
For more information or to inquire about a potential program please email DiversityEducation AT_TOWSON.