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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Bloomsburg

When you join the Husky family, you join a welcoming, accepting, supportive, and inclusive campus community that helps you create your own unique path for personal and professional success.

Our campus is a vibrant community

At Bloomsburg, we're proud to be a diverse campus community working together to produce positive change. Our campus is defined by a robust climate of equity and inclusion that our entire campus has fostered. Here is a closer look at the exciting work that's taking place. Join us!

Centers, Clubs, and Commissions

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) was established in 1994 with the support of the university, the State System of Higher Education, and the Community Government Association.

Institutions of higher learning that have supported the founding of multicultural affairs offices recognize that such units provide a distinct level of programming and educational services that address the specific challenges and issues faced by historically underrepresented individuals and groups include to, United State Citizens of African, Asian, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano and indigenous descent, disabled, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender individuals, women and religious groups. The OMA staff is dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate from BU.

Multicultural Affairs

Contact Multicultural Affairs

Madelyn Rodriguez
mrodrig2@commonwealthu.edu
570-389-4937
229 Kehr Union Building
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The Women’s Resource Center is dedicated to improving the status of women students, faculty, and staff at Bloomsburg. We do so through the development and implementation of educational programs, community outreach, victim advocacy, and referral services.

These programs and services are provided in a manner that reflects a commitment to equity, safety, mutual respect, diversity, and sensitivity to others. Educational programs are coordinated with other campus areas and resources and off campus agencies to:

  • Enhance awareness of gender issues and violence prevention.
  • Address the needs of a diverse female population.
  • Promote equity, advancement and empowerment of all women on campus.

The Women's Resource Center

Contact the Women's Resource Center

Monica Johnson
mjohnson@commonwealthu.edu
570-389-5283
101 Kehr Union Building
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The LGBTQA Resource Center is committed to making Bloomsburg a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied students through education, programming, advocacy, and public policy.

LGBTQA Resource Center

Opportunities

If you would like to volunteer in the resource center, feel free to stop by or contact the Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity.

We are looking for LGBTQA related books, literature, reference materials, pamphlets, and other materials to place on the bookshelves in the office.  Having information readily available is a very salient aspect of having the office. Magazines such as "Out," "The Advocate," etc. are welcome, as well as any sort of “lighter” reading that you find appropriate for the office.

In addition it would be great to have some posters or decorations for the walls. If you have any materials, or know of anywhere that we could acquire them, please let us know.  Feel free to stop by during our allocated office hours to drop them off, or send us a quick e-mail to let us know you have them and we will gladly pick them up.

Contact the LGBTQA Resource Center

Monica Johnson
mjohnson@commonwealthu.edu
570-389-5283
101 Kehr Union Building
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Bloomsburg's Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, under the inspiration of Frederick Douglass and other distinguished leaders of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, promotes academic excellence among students and enhance their understanding and appreciation of human diversity.

The institute is part of the PASSHE collaborative established to enhance the academic life of participation universities and to enrich their campus climate. It enables all members of the university community to identify with a man whose life and work embody American democratic ideals and educational excellence.

The institute develops and implements collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching projects that enrich our general education and enhance the quality of our culturally diverse courses.

In addition, the Frederick Douglass Institute:

  • Encourages students to take responsibility for their academic performance
  • Encourages students to use Frederick Douglass as a model for their own academic achievement
  • Helps to improve the retention and graduation rate of historically under represented students
  • Promotes joint research projects among BU faculty and students with those in other PASSHE schools

Frederick Douglass Institute 

Become a Member

Contact the Frederick Douglas Institute

Carolyn Reid-Brown
creid@commonwealthu.edu 
570-389-5105

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Commonwealth University-Bloomsburg, formerly Bloomsburg University, Carver Hall on campus

Incident Report

Bloomsburg will use the information submitted in the incident report to launch an investigation. This process may include contacting those involved and any possible witnesses. However, the investigation and response efforts may be restricted if the report lacks detailed information.

Commonwealth University - Bloomsburg

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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Our DEI Calendar is filled with engaging events and initiatives that celebrate diversity, promote equity, and foster a welcoming and inclusive campus community. Mark your calendar and join us for a variety of programs, workshops, and discussions designed to educate, inspire, and empower Bloomsburg students.

Monthly Awareness

  • National Civility Month

Monthly Awareness

  • National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

Monthly Awareness

  • Bullying Prevention Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • LGBT History Month

Daily Events Calendar

Thursday, October 10
  • World Mental Health Day
Friday, October 11
  • National Coming Out Day
Monday, October 14
  • National Indigenous People’s Day

Monthly Awareness

  • National Native American Heritage Month

Daily Events Calendar

Wednesday, November 13
  • World Kindness Day
Wednesday, November 20
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance

Monthly Awareness

  • Universal Human Rights Month

Daily Events Calendar

Tuesday, December 3
  • International Day for People with Disability
Tuesday, December 10
  • International Human Rights Day

Our DEIB Team

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Albert Jones

  • Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Officer
  • University-wide
  • Lock Haven
  • Bloomsburg
  • Mansfield
  • Clearfield
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Madelyn Rodriguez

  • Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Bloomsburg
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Monica Johnson

  • Director of Women's and LGBTQA Resource Centers
  • Bloomsburg
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Ralph Godbolt

  • Director of Diversity Retention & Outreach
  • Bloomsburg
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Marcei Woods

  • Cultural Affairs and Support Services Coordinator
  • Bloomsburg