Michigan Tech University Diversity Program Gains National Recognition
Shezwae Fleming, Dir. Center for Diversity and Inclusion at MTU.
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI was recently recognized nationally, for the second time, for its efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive campus.
Michigan Tech received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity or HEED award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
Shezwae Fleming, director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion recently shared her thoughts about the award with Great Lakes Radio.
Fleming said the recognition showed the efforts are truly campus wide and show the commitment the University has to enriching the campus environment.
Fleming said the university was one of only 55 universities honored and received the award because of a number of initiatives, including actively working to increase the number of qualified women students who enroll, continuing to improve the environment on campus through a number of educational initiatives for faculty, staff and students as well as cultural competency training for student leaders.
She added, however, that although the accolades are enjoyable to receive, the effort has a long way to go to continue shaping attitudes and increasing understanding to change the campus landscape and cultural climate.
LISTEN IN – More on MTU and the HEED award-winning initiative with Shezwae Fleming.
VISIT – The MTU Center for Diversity & Inclusion.