I-Connect Diversity & Inclusion Workshop is an experiential training designed to help incoming students embrace differences and recognize shared experiences in order to build a welcoming and engaged campus community. Facilitated by fellow students, I-Connect uses collaborative exercises and engaging discussion to build participants’ communication skills and their ability to collaborate, learn, and work in diverse environments. All of us—regardless of our experiences or social group membership—must understand both our similarities and our differences in order to work and live with one another. I-Connect workshops provide students with an opportunity to begin these important discussions and learn from each other.
During the Spring semester, first year and transfer students will receive information about registering for their I-Connect Diversity & Inclusion workshop. Workshops will be held late January through mid-March in residence halls and classrooms across campus. Students will receive further instructions on registering for their I-Connect workshops via e-mail over Winter Break of their first year. For more information on the I-Connect workshop, see the I-Connect FAQ.
Interested in becoming an I-Connect facilitator?
Are you interested in topics related to diversity and social justice? Do you have experience leading or facilitating difficult conversations? I-Connect facilitators are university students who lead discussions about diversity on campus. Facilitators are hired in the Fall for positions facilitating in the Spring semester. For more information, e-mail DiversityEd@illinois.edu.
For more information about I-Connect diversity workshops, email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217.265.5585.