CIC Belong

We want every student to feel a sense of belonging, in class and campus-wide. 

We’re a proud inaugural member of “Belong,” a network of private independent colleges and universities, developed by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).

Nationally Recognized DEI Credential
Faculty & staff may register to earn ACUE’s “Fostering a Culture of Belonging” microcredential. This online, four-module experience deepens one’s understanding of imposter phenomenon, microaggression, stereotype threat and related topics. Recommended practices help to make your student interactions—in class, during advisory and elsewhere—more inclusive.

Cornerstone DEI Webinars
Live quarterly webinars with DEI practitioners and experts that address issues of inclusivity and belonging, including practical approaches that can be implemented right away.

On-Demand DEI Resources
Open access to curated self-use resources for all faculty and staff to create an inclusive community for greater student engagement, learning and success. Resources include instructional videos, resource guides and archived webinars, relevant to all employees.

DEI Community of Practice
Following CIC’s NetVUE model, online opportunities for shared learning and networking on DEI best practices.