Equity & Inclusion Resources

Equity & Inclusion Resources

A library of resources to become knowledgeable about issues concerning equity and inclusion.

E&I Town Hall: Learn About Our Strategy

Mountaineers Policies & Expectations

We have established a transparent process for what to do in the event of problem behavior. Below are links to directly access forms to submit a problem behavior complaint. To learn more about all of the resources available, visit our #SafeOutside blog.

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Equity & Inclusion Updates

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Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Anti-Racism

Community Health

FAQ

WHAT IS A LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT?

A land acknowledgement statement is usually made at the beginning of a gathering or special event as a sign of gratitude and respect toward the Native tribe(s) on whose ancestral lands we're occupying space. It’s a simple, powerful way to show respect and affirmation, recognize the history of colonialism, acknowledge and address barriers to participation, and further our commitment to creating a more inclusive community. We hope to grow this practice within The Mountaineers, and encourage our leaders to incorporate land acknowledgement statements into courses, activities, and events. We want to do so in a way that is meaningful and respectful, and are working to create tools for our volunteer leaders to achieve these objectives. Learn more about the land you are on using the Native Land app and more about land acknowledgements here: https://usdac.us/nativeland/

WHAT ARE PRONOUNS?

Pronouns are words that substitute for nouns; in this case, a word or words that substitute for your name and reflect how you’d like others to refer to you. A few examples of common pronouns are she/her, he/him, and they/them. Sharing pronouns helps create space for individuals who are trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer to share how they would like to be addressed. Learn more about pronouns.

WHAT IS PRIVILEGE?

"Privilege doesn't mean you're rich, you've had it easy, or have never had to struggle or work hard. All it means is that there are some things in life you'll never have to think about or experience because of who you are. Before you can be an ally and fight for the rights of others, you have to understand the rights you have and others don't - that's privilege."
-Franchesa Ramsey 

Resource Archive

Explore our repository of past resources and communications shared by the Equity & Inclusion Committee.