Juniata College is an inaugural member of the Belong Consortium, a network of Council for Independent Colleges member institutions dedicated to making their campuses more welcoming and inclusive. Designed in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Belong offers a suite of professional development resources for faculty and staff to support student belonging in class and campus-wide.

Belong equips faculty and staff with evidence-based skills and knowledge that increase student belonging and advance campus retention efforts and reflect Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

photo of Language In Motion

Belong reflects Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

photo of Language In Motion

Juniata College is an inaugural member of the Belong Consortium, a network of Council for Independent Colleges member institutions dedicated to making their campuses more welcoming and inclusive. Designed in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Belong offers a suite of professional development resources for faculty and staff to support student belonging in class and campus-wide.

Belong equips faculty and staff with evidence-based skills and knowledge that increase student belonging and advance campus retention efforts and reflect Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

Belong reflects Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

photo of Language In Motion

Juniata College is an inaugural member of the Belong Consortium, a network of Council for Independent Colleges member institutions dedicated to making their campuses more welcoming and inclusive. Designed in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Belong offers a suite of professional development resources for faculty and staff to support student belonging in class and campus-wide.

Belong equips faculty and staff with evidence-based skills and knowledge that increase student belonging and advance campus retention efforts and reflect Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

Belong reflects Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

photo of Language In Motion

Juniata College is an inaugural member of the Belong Consortium, a network of Council for Independent Colleges member institutions dedicated to making their campuses more welcoming and inclusive. Designed in partnership with the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Belong offers a suite of professional development resources for faculty and staff to support student belonging in class and campus-wide.

Belong equips faculty and staff with evidence-based skills and knowledge that increase student belonging and advance campus retention efforts and reflect Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

Belong reflects Juniata's distinctive mission and values.

Resources

Inclusive Teaching Toolkit

As seen in the ACUE resource: “Student Success through Exceptional Teaching.

  • Ensure Your Course Reflects a Diverse Society and World
  • Ensure Course Media are Accessible
  • Ensure Your Syllabus Sets the Tone for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Use Inclusive Language
  • Share Your Gender Pronouns
  • Learn and Use Students’ Preferred Names
  • Engage Students in a Small Group Introductions Activity
  • Use an Interest Survey to Connect with Students
  • Offer Inclusive Office Hours
  • Set Expectations for Valuing Diverse Viewpoints

Events

Watch Recordings of Previous Events


It Takes a Village, Part I - What the Campus Community Can Do to Mitigate the Impact of Biases and Increase Belonging

For faculty, staff, and administrators, this interactive, 60-minute webinar provided practical approaches to mitigate unintended bias in everyday interactions with students and each other.

View the Recording Here

It Takes a Village, Part II - Microaggressions: What Are They? How Do They Connect to Student Belonging?

View the Recording Here

Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Campus Communities: Mitigating Stereotype Threat and Imposter Phenomenon

View the Recording Here

Campus Leads: Belong Initiative

 

Matthew Damschroder portrait

Matthew Damschroder 

  • Vice President For Student Life & Dean of Students

Matthew Damschroder 

  • Vice President For Student Life & Dean of Students
Kristin Camenga

Kristin Camenga  Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of Advising

Kristin Camenga  Biography →

  • Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of Advising
Derek James portrait

Derek James 

  • Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Derek James 

  • Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
portrait of Lauren Bowen

Lauren Bowen  Biography →

  • Acting President, Spring 2024
  • Provost
  • Professor of Politics

Lauren Bowen  Biography →

  • Acting President, Spring 2024
  • Provost
  • Professor of Politics