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The Committee for Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion 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.

College Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

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Student Committee

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Lita Little Giddins

Committee for Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Manager
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Julie Van

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Danica Limon

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Race Working Committee

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Ignacio Garcia

Committee Chair
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Gender Working Committee

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Wendy Birmingham

Committee Chair
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Faculty Advisory Committee

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Sherinah Saasa

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Diana Duan

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DJ Gonzales

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Joel Selway

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Jessica Preece

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Olga Stoddard

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Jacob Rugh

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Ryan Gabriel

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Student & Campus Resources

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Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Art Contest

What does "Building a Diverse Community Today for a Zion Community Tomorrow" mean to you?
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BYU & Race Website

The BYU Committee on Race, Equity & Belonging is united and deeply committed to realizing the recent call to action and reflecting the united declaration of leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the NAACP that educational institutions “review processes, [policies], and organizational attitudes regarding racism and root them out.”
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FHSS Student Research Academy

The FHSS Student Research Academy is a program whose initial mission is to support students of color who have an interest in being involved in academic research.
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Take the Lead

L -isten without judgment to develop empathy and understanding.
E -ducate yourself on issues and struggles to prepare yourself to be more supportive.
A – ware (be) self-aware and aware of others who may be struggling due to social problems.
D – o seek to know how to fulfill your special duty to uplift, empower, and serve.
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LGBTQ Student Resources

Discover campus and community resources to support LGBT students attending Brigham Young University. 
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FHSS Student Research Academy

If you are a junior or senior considering a career in academia, the FHSS Student Research Academy is designed to support students who are typically under-represented in graduate school (e.g., low income, first generation).

Hickman Diversity and Inclusion Lecture
The Hickman Diversity and Inclusion Lecture is given annually by a faculty member who has been awarded the Hickman Diversity, Collaboration, and Inclusion Award based on their research, teaching, and citizenship in the area of diversity and inclusion. This year’s winner is Dr. Niwako Yamawaki. She will present her lecture entitled “My Perspective as an Immigrant” on Friday, February 19. To access the lecture, click here.