Equity: Student Engagement and Validation


Student validation and engagement integrates culturally appropriate theoretical and practical foundations to effectively address the needs of our diverse student population. These curricular and co-curricular opportunities are designed to validate and engage students and create a meaningful connection and sense of campus community. It is vital that students see themselves and their communities represented in course offerings and content and on campus in a variety of ways. Aid departments in developing a culture and learning environment that supports student success through validation and engagement via:

  • Advancing culturally relevant curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students and facilitate connections with students, staff, and faculty
  • Strengthening student support service and campus activities that validate students’ social and cultural experiences
  • Providing robust professional development opportunities focused on culturally competent curriculum and cultural awareness
  • Promoting and fostering a campus culture of student validation and engagement