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Race & Ethnicity

Resources to celebrate your culture
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Women of FHSS

Get inspired about post-degree options
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Picture a Social Scientist Lectures

Every month “Picture a Social Scientist” events will feature inspiring social science professionals students can relate to.

Students

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Get Ahead

Get advice about your class schedule and career plans
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Find Friends

Make friends with people who share your interests by joining a club
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Volunteer with Y-Serve

Join one of over 70 diverse programs devoted to helping people in need
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Get Involved

Research Academy

Connect with a mentor and prepare for graduate school by doing research

Join the Team

We have a new job posting to join the Belonging and Diversity student committee! Search "Belonging and Diversity' on Student Jobs

Attend the Civil Rights Seminar

Learn how to create a "beloved community" through hands-on experience

Belonging and Diversity Art Contest

April 7th is the submission deadline for art pieces that fit the theme "Your Vision of a Zion Community"

Get connected to your family heritage: take a family history class

Attend a free class to get connected to your family heritage in the BYU library

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Faculty Resources

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Culturally Responsive Faculty Mentoring

Are you a junior faculty member in an underrepresented group? Find a mentor here
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Apply for a Diversity Research Grant

You could receive funding for up to 2 new research projects per year.
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Nominate a Faculty Member for an Award

Contact your department chair about a fellow faculty member who promotes belonging.
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Make a difference in your classroom

Address Race and Racism in the Classroom

Tips on reducing racism in the classroom and reading recommendations from the Africana Studies Program

Help Students with Accommodations

Learn how to help your students who need additional accommodations

Syllabus Statement on Diversity

Copy a statement about diversity and inclusion to add to your syllabus

Invite a Panel to Your Classroom

Diversity panels aim to help faculty collaborate, inform students, and nurture a Zion community

Committee for Belonging and Diversity Mission Statement

The Committee for Belonging and Diversity seeks to nurture a Zion community—grounded in unity, mutual respect, and charity toward all—in the BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. We aim to reflect our commitment to achieve this goal by supporting the college in the following three areas:

  1. We will promote the recruitment, training, retention, promotion, and support of faculty of color, women faculty, and faculty from other underrepresented groups, recognizing that their perspectives and contributions enrich the quality of our college's research, teaching, and programming, while strengthening and improving social interactions.
  2. We will collaborate with faculty members, deans, chairs, mentors, and other campus partners to create inclusive academic environments where faculty, students, and staff of all backgrounds and experiences can succeed, thrive, and contribute to the aims of Brigham Young University.
  3. We will strive to help students become sensitive citizens and leaders who are informed and aware of both diversity and culture, helping to make our BYU community and the broader communities in which they live more just, equitable, happy, and inclusive.
Get to Know Us
Leadership
Race Working Committee
Gender Working Committee
Student Committee
Faculty Advisory Committee

Leaders of the Committee for Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion

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Niwako Yamawaki

Associate Dean of Belonging
1094 KMBL
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Kathleen Reyes

Program Manager, Belonging and Diversity
990 KMBL
(801) 422-3819
kathleen_reyes@byu.edu
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Niwako Yamawaki

Committee Chair
Psychology
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Ignacio Garcia

History
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Jane Lopez

Sociology
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Chad Emmett

Geography
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Diana Duan

History
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Sherinah Saasa

Social Work
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Mikaela Dufur

Committee Chair
Sociology
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Ashley Larsen Gibby

Family Life
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Scott Condie

Economics
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Gordon Limb

Social Work
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Carina Alleman

Assistant to the Dean
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Lindsey Blau

Advisor for History and Geography
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Liz McGuire

Political Science
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Mona Hopkins

Psychology
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Luke Sanchez

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