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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.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, this workshop will be held virtual in two (2) components. Taken in this order, the first component of I-Connect is where you will have the opportunity to explore diversity and inclusive topics in a self-paced online e-Text workbook. The second component is a peer-led, virtual interactive workshop that explores the skills to build a welcoming and engaged campus community.
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.
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. Applications will open the second week in September 2021 and close the first week in November 2021. If interested, please complete the application form here. For more information, e-mail DiversityEd@illinois.edu.
During the Spring semester 2021, first year and transfer students will receive information about registering for their I-Connect Diversity & Inclusion workshop. Workshops will be held late March through late April virtually. Students will receive further instructions on registering for their I-Connect workshops via e-mail. For more information on the I-Connect workshop, see the I-Connect FAQ.
For more information about I-Connect diversity workshops, email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217.265.5585.