Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Excellence Fund

$17,660
Donated
176% of $10,000 goal
26
Donors
This campaign ended on April 04, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Southern Connecticut State University by clicking here!
Matches iconMatches
View All
An Anonymous DonorKari A. Swanson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorJoel Dodson matched $30 for each donor, donating a total of $210

An Anonymous DonorPaul Levatino matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorPresident Dwayne Smith matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Students

An Anonymous DonorPeter Werth matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Excellence Fund
Challenges iconChallenges
View All
An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $100 because $100 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorDiane Ariza gave $1,000 because 20 donors gaveJust for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Excellence Fund
Gifts to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Excellence Fund contribute to...
Southern's 9th Day of Caring
1,899 Donors - $911,037 Donated
About

At Southern, we are committed to identifying and addressing systemic barriers to equity, access, and success for all members of our community. We treat one another with dignity, respect, kindness, compassion, and civility as we share varying perspectives, with the goal of creating an inclusive culture for our students.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Excellence Fund supports the transformational practices, intentional education, and restorative experiences that aid in Southern's commitment to developing a holistic and supportive community. The fund directly supports the Integrated Justice and Social Change Collaborative aims to support three targeted initiatives that create a holistic vision of serving these communities:

  • The Integrated Justice and Social Change (IJSC) Collaborative, which connects and bridges individuals, groups, and organizations to dismantle racist and oppressive structures of all kinds that lead to reimagined pathways of success grounded in mutual understanding and an all-inclusive community.
  • Inclusive and Restorative Justice Education Opportunities – Building a community of care must incorporate comprehensive opportunities for inclusive and restorative justice education. The Division aims to bolster targeted opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to learn and apply the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to enact an environment of cultural humility.
Updates
Thank You Southern Community for a Record-Breaking Day!

101 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
9 PM Power Hour Winners: Damian O'Neil + Softball!

102 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
7 PM Power Hour Winners: Political Science + Women's Soccer!

102 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
2 PM Power Hour Winners: College of Education + Women's Volleyball!

102 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
1 PM Power Hour Winners: Support Our Students Fund + Women's Lacrosse

102 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
11 AM Power Hour Winners: School of Business Success Center Fund + Volleyball!

102 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
9 AM Power Hour Winners: Political Science + Softball!

102 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
12 AM Power Hour Winners: Political Science + Women's Volleyball!



102 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
Dr. D Challenges All Student Donors!

🚨Attention Students! 🚨 Dr. D has challenged all student donors during Southern's Day of Caring on April 3rd! He will match ALL student donor's gifts up to $5,000!! Make your $25 senior gift today and get matched by Dr. D!

103 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
Your Day of Caring Challenges!

Which challenge will you compete for?!

109 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
Southern Students Travel to DC Thanks to DEI Excellence Fund


On President’s Day weekend, more than 40 students across disciplines, clubs, and organizations traveled to Washington, D.C., to engage in activities over four days in our nation’s capital.

Their weekend started with an alumni gathering at the Capital Hilton, steps away from the White House. Students had the opportunity to hear from area-based alumni, their peers, Interim President Dwayne Smith, Director of Alumni Relations Gregory Bernard, and Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development Rachel Cunningham Exavier.

Caleb Rutherford, president of the Black Student Union, said he was most looking forward to the networking event on Friday evening.

“While it might seem like a minor part of the trip, our usual interaction with alumni isn’t as frequent as we’d like,” said Rutherford. “We’re aware they’re accessible, but we don’t often utilize this connection. This trip enhances that opportunity, especially since these alumni are not just part of the university but also our organizations. They understand its history and operations and can offer valuable insights into careers, Southern, or our organizations themselves.”

Over the weekend, students had the opportunity to tour Smithsonian museums, visit monuments such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and Lincoln Memorial, and spend two days at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“The African American History Museum helped me understand more about the struggles and hurdles our ancestors had to overcome and still the resilience and beauty that was born from it,” said Khaiesha Robinson, a senior social work major. “It enhanced my college experience and education by helping me understand the importance of traveling and exploring the unknown.”

The trip to Washington, D.C., was always an annual affair for the Black Student Union, according to Dawn Stanton, director of University Access Programs. It was the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the trip to be put on hold for two years, disrupting what had been a longstanding tradition. However, once restrictions began to ease and it became safe to travel again, campus organizations began planning their return.

“I hope experiences like these will encourage our students to return with their families, and one day their children and future generations,” said Stanton.

“This opportunity allows our organization to collaborate with sibling organizations, bond during a trip, and learn more about our history and culture,” said Rutherford. “It was a key focus for enhancing social engagement.”

109 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
Emily Sartell, '26 Shares Her Southern Story

 

117 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
Southern’s Day of Caring Priority Funds

121 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick
Advocate Timeline!

Not sure how to spread the word about Day of Caring to your friends and family?! Check out the recommended advocacy timeline and visit the Day of Caring Advocacy Tool Kit for tips and tricks!

Sign Up with GiveCampus (top right corner!) and share your own personal giving link, upload to social media, text, email and more!

123 days ago by Kaitlin Ingerick

Leaderboard
AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)Goal ($)
Friends3$10,0752000
Parents1$502000
Alumni11$6,0852000
Faculty/Staff11$2,0852000
Students2$3002000
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon43%Alumni
Suitcase icon43%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon12%Friends
Book icon8%Students
Parent icon4%Parents
Most Recent Donors
Terese Gemme
Terese Gemme
Tammy Wagstaff
Tammy Wagstaff
Mary Anderson
Mary Anderson
suzanne Otterspoor
suzanne Otterspoor
Rashida Mitchell
Rashida Mitchell
Judite Vamvakides
Judite Vamvakides
Carrie Pettit
Carrie Pettit
Kaitlin Ingerick
Kaitlin Ingerick
Troy Paddock
Troy Paddock
Gail D Korth
Gail D Korth

Advocates

Community Advocates photo
generated 2280 clicks and 356 gifts, totaling $31,856
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
AT&T Foundation photo
AT&T Foundation
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
Timothy & Lorraine O'Grady photo
Timothy & Lorraine O'Grady
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
Larry Bingaman photo
Larry Bingaman
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
Tony & Beth Verlezza photo
Tony & Beth Verlezza
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
Peter Werth photo
Peter Werth
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Peter Werth photo
Peter Werth
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
MaryAnn Iadarola photo
MaryAnn Iadarola
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Peter Werth photo
Peter Werth
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000

Social