University Offices and Resources
Trainings and Professional Development
Once a month for an hour, the Office of Identity & Inclusion leads a discussion focusing on identity and/or social justice open to students, faculty, and staff. This series aims to raise awareness, build community, and encourage attendees to create individual and cross-campus action plans on how to build equitable environments for all members of the Bellarmine University and Louisville community.
Dialogue on Diversity Conference
A day-long conference open to students and professionals dedicated to engaging in constructive dialogue about identity and diversity in the workplace across different fields through workshops, presentations, and panels. This conference is co-hosted by Bellarmine University, University of Louisville, Spalding University, and Jefferson Community and Technical College as well as other organizations in the Louisville area.
Diversity Peer Educators
Diversity Peer Educators are trained student leaders who are dedicated to upholding the mission of the Office of Identity and Inclusion (OII) by creating and facilitating difficult dialogue around diversity, equity, and inclusion. These students serve as OII ambassadors and help create brave spaces across campus that invite community members to celebrate identity and advocate for change. Interested in having them present to your group? Fill out the Engage form.
LGBTQIA+ Ally Training
LGBTQ Ally Training is a program implemented at various colleges and universities across the country. It is designed to educate the community about personal, sociological and political issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning people. Through education and advocacy, Safe Zone strives to foster a safe, affirming, and socially just environment for the LGBT community.
Racial Justice Resources
- “Ebony & Ivory” by Craig Wilder
- “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi
- "Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice" by Paul Kivel
- "So You Want to Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Oluo
- "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- "White By Law" by Ian Haney López
- “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo
- "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide" by Carol Anderson
- "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son" by Tim Wise
Works by Thomas Merton related to Race and Racism
Training and Professional Development
- Campus Ministry Racial Justice Retreat: Self-guided retreat that encourages participants to seek understanding and reflection on systemic racial inequities, the implications of white privilege, and our calls to action in our religious and spiritual identities.