Upcoming Activities

OCIE Spring Events

Step Into Spring with the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity

For more information on any of these upcoming events, email ocie@simmons.edu.


A Sense of Belonging at Simmons: Conversations on Intersectionality

Students' sense of belonging on their campuses is linked to a number of important outcomes, including their persistence in college and even their well-being. In our pursuit to make Simmons be the most inclusive campus on New England, we want to raise awareness of the rich complex identities of our community members.

Unpacking White Feminism Event Flyer

Unpacking White Feminism

April 25th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kotzen Meeting Room, LeFavour Library Building, L001-L002

Join Rachel Cargle for a lecture exploring the history of feminism through the lens of race. Uncover layers of unlearned details, revealing the problematice effects that white centered activism has had on the past and present state of the feminist movement.

Sisters of The Academy Event Flyer

Sisters of the Academy

April 29th
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor, Main College Building

Join Sisters of the Academy for a one-day symposium at Simmons University.

Sisters of the Academy is a professional development network of Black women in higher education fostering success in the areas of teaching, scholarly inquiry, and service to the community.

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Speaker Series

April 29th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor, Main College Building

Featuring Ruth Zambrana, author of Toxic Ivory Tower: The Consequences of Work Stress on Underrepresented Minority Faculty.

Dr. Zambrana will be leading a series of conversations exploring how various dimensions of identity inequality are expressed in the academy, how these social statuses influence the health and well-being of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty, and how institutional policies and practices can be used to transform the culture of an institution to increase rates of retention and promotion so URM faculty can thrive.

We invite you to join us for a Toxic Ivory Tower book discussion and reception with Dr. Zambrana on April 29th from 5pm - 7pm in the Linda K. Paresky Center.

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May and June

Community Iftar with the Simmons Islamic Society

Community Iftar with the Simmons Islamic Society

May 8th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center, 3rd floor, Main College Building

Simmons Islamic Society and Organizational Culture, Inclusion and Equity invite you to join us for a Community Iftar on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00 PM. Fasting is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, and during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from sunrise to sunset. The fast-breaking meal eaten after sunset is called Iftar. All are welcome to this community event, and we hope you will be able to join us!

Spring Fling flyer

Spring Fling

May 21st
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Multicultural Center

The Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion and Equity invites faculty and staff of color for an end of semester reception.

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Modeled after the Teaching for Inclusive Excellence Series, "Together" for Inclusive Excellence Series (TIES III)

This will be an opportunity for faculty and staff (including the ally and affinity groups) to join various workshops and practice sessions that help build capacity for respectful and civil discourse in the face of disagreement and varying perspectives. These experiential opportunities will encourage learning and the utilization of various dialogue techniques.