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DE&I Initiatives

ReimagineTU plans to advocate for an increase in multicultural service providers to provide the much-needed inclusive empathy to a campus full of people from various backgrounds and ethnicities. Also, with the removal of Diamond Dollars this upcoming year, this leaves several students in a stressful state because of food insecurity. For example, with this removal of currency, most basic meals at places such as Chick-fil-A and Wingstop could cost up to two meals due to a couple of cents going over the one-meal limit, eventually leading to compounding problems for students with a finite number of meal swipes. To potentially eliminate this problem, ReimagineTU proposes working towards a partnership with “Swipe Out Hunger” --a national nonprofit organization committed to ending college student hunger—as well as creating an environment where meal swipes an be donated, shared, or “rolled over” throughout the semester. A student’s priority should not be where their next meal will come from. Moreover, presently, our campus struggles with unequal and unkempt restroom facilities, thus impacting inclusivity and hygiene. To address these issues, ReimagineTU’s Bathroom Equality initiative aims to install free menstrual product dispensers in all bathrooms, increase the number of trash cans for better hygiene, prioritize restroom maintenance, and potentially add more gender-neutral bathrooms to create inclusive spaces for all students. Finally, students at Temple University currently have to pay exceedingly high prices for new or used course textbooks. We aim to work with Temple to ensure that there is a guaranteed reserve of money for students who need assistance paying for textbooks.

Mandatory DE&I Training

(Written by Bella Kwok, Policy Writer, and Gray Gill, Policy Writer)

Reimagine TU acknowledges the importance of fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive space within each student organization. Therefore, we plan on establishing mandatory IDEAL workshops for student organization leaders to equip them with the necessary knowledge to embrace differences and cultivate an inclusive community. 30% of student organization E-board will be required to attend a minimum of two IDEAL workshops per semester. These workshops will qualify for STARS credits. By attending DEI workshops, student leaders will learn how to cultivate empathy, foster inclusive practices, unmask unconscious biases, and build mutual respect and appreciation. 

 

Currently, IDEAL offers a wide variety of DE&I programming. For example, social justice workshops on topics such as Micro-Aggression 101, Theory of Intersectionality, and Being an Inclusive Leader. They also offer Safe Zone Training designed to equip leaders to foster an affirming environment for LGBTQ+ identified students. Reimagine TU plans on working in partnership with IDEAL to ensure they have the capacity to provide these mandatory workshops effectively. 

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