Our Beliefs and Theoretical Groundings

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of participation in center programs, students will…

  • Employ reflection as a strategy to understand educational experience, as evidenced by its intentional practice throughout the learning process.
  • Describe the multiple layers of their identity, as evidenced by articulating how these identities shape their perception of the world.
  • Identify structures of power, privilege, and oppression, as evidenced by increased awareness of these dynamics.
  • Identify and analyze community needs, as evidenced by the ability to fully articulate a community's issues of concern.
  • Demonstrate authentic interactions, as evidenced by honest, civil communication with people across difference.
  • Develop effective partnerships, as evidenced by their ability to create collaborative, productive working relationships with others.
  • Identify leadership as a process, as evidenced by their desire to create change with or without a formal position, title, or role.
  • Create an inclusive environment, as evidenced by respectful acknowledgement of diverse cultural perspectives.


Theoretical Groundings

Our work is guided by many theories, centered on key principles in our primary areas of focus. These include "Respect yourself and others" in our diversity and inclusion work, "Create positive, sustainable change" in leadership development, and "Engage your community" in our service work. 

We hope you find our selection of pertinent theories that inform our practice useful.

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