UDiversity Educational Institute

UDiversity Educational Institute Mission

The mission of the UDiversity Educational Institute is to work collaboratively with all constituency groups to promote a campus climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion. The Institute's commitment to social justice enhances the values of Binghamton University by fostering understanding and community through a broad array of programs and initiatives designed to enhance our academic, residential, and work environments.

UDiversity Educational Institute Staff


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Lea Webb

Lea Webb

Lea Webb is a UDiversity Educational Institute Coordinator at Binghamton University. She provides diversity, equity and inclusion trainings and programs for faculty, staff, and students through the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the university. She is a former Binghamton City Councilmember and an award-winning activist with more than 15 years of experience working on social justice issues on the local, state, and federal levels. She has also served on community boards and created task forces whose goals are to address cultural competency and anti-racism. She was recognized as one of tomorrow's leaders by Oprah magazine and the White House Project, and was honored with the President’s Award by the Broome-Tioga Branch of the NAACP for her significant contributions.

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Korin L. Kirk
Korin L. Kirk   

Korin L. Kirk is a UDiversity Educational Institute Coordinator at Binghamton University. She is a proud graduate of the NYS public school system. Korin returned home from SUNY Buffalo State College, a fierce and confident fighter of social injustice. She has always been civic minded whether as a Special Olympics Hugger with her mother or organizing youth programs with her father. In high school she lobbied in Albany with the Alliance for Quality Education. Korin has a background in teaching and it has taken her farther than she imagined, beyond the classroom and out into the community. Korin has worked with numerous non-profits in Broome County in efforts to build a more equitable and inclusive community. In 2019 Korin won a HYPE Award from the Chamber of Commerce for her service to the community. Prior to joining the UDiversity Institute Team Korin served as the Community Engagement Specialist and Cultural Diversity Coordinator at the United Way of Broome County.  Korin is currently a School Board Member on the Binghamton City School District Board of Education. Korin is driven by a passion to help improve the quality of life for marginalized and vulnerable populations. “Lifting as we climb, onward and upward we go” A quote from Mary Church Terrell is one of Korin’s favorites and words she lives by. 

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Rasheema Wright
Rasheema Wright 
Graduate Assistant
Hi my name is Rasheema Wright and I will be the Graduate Assistant for UDiversity for this coming year. I was born and raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Binghamton with a B.S. in Integrative Neuroscience and a minor in Africana Studies. I'm currently in the MPH program here and am passionate about pursuing ways to make healthcare equitable for all, especially for historically underrepresented groups so I am excited to work with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to continue to navigate through our multicultural world.


UDiversity Internship Program

The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is excited to announce the recruitment of undergraduate students to serve as Student Liaisons for its UDiversity Educational Institute. One of the UDiversity Educational Institute’s main purposes is to take a proactive approach in building relationships and to foster dialogue as an on-going exercise. As a Student Liaison for the UDiversity Educational Institute, you will be required to enroll in the UDiversity CDCI-395 2-credit course. Student Liaisons will be expected to assist in the engagement of the student body at Binghamton University in UDiversity programs and/or events. In addition, you will be required to assist the UDiversity Educational Institute Coordinator(s) in the facilitation of cultural competency workshops at Binghamton University. Inter-group dialogue training will be provided prior to Student Liaisons prior to the facilitation of campus workshops. Through inter-group dialogue, facilitators and participants will have the opportunity to address issues around diversity and inclusion, social justice and the marginalization of identities beyond Binghamton University. 
SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Attend the CDCI-395 class weekly on Fridays from 11:10 am to 1:10 pm.
Complete 40 internship hours for the duration of the academic semester.
Work as part of the DEI and UDiversity team to plan and implement workshops and/or dialogues that address a wide range of social justice, diversity and inclusion issues and topics.
Participate in inter-group dialogue training(s) to strengthen facilitation skills.
Facilitate at least two intergroup dialogues and two diversity-related events for the campus community.
Attend DEI’s Building Bridges to Cultural Competency Phase I and II workshops to strengthen self-awareness and cultural competency skills. QUALIFICATIONS:Commitment to understanding and articulating social justice, diversity and inclusion issues.
Must be committed to the mission of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Proven experience working cooperatively as part of a team.
Strong interpersonal skills & ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, and faculty.
Ability to effectively manage time.
Ability to stay abreast of current events on campus and general campus climate. 

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FAQ’s 

Workshops and Trainings 


How do I request a workshop?

Use this form to request a workshop presented by the UDiversity Educational Institute. Please contact us at deiudiv@binghamton.edu if you have any questions about the form. 


When should I request a workshop?

We highly recommend that you submit a request for a workshop at least two weeks in advance. 


Do you offer campus-wide workshops and/or training?

Yes! The UDiversity Educational Institute currently offers workshops that are open to the campus at least twice a semester. Sign up here to be added to our email contact list so that you can stay informed about upcoming campus-wide workshops.


Are your workshops virtual or in-person?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering virtual workshops as we keep our safety and the safety of others in mind. We facilitate our workshops and training sessions on Zoom and will provide the workshop links upon workshop confirmations. 


How many hours are your workshops typically?

Our workshops are typically two hours, but we can accommodate requests for sessions that are at least an hour long. 

 Contact Us

Lea Webb
Phone: 607-777-3661
Location: LSG 507

Korin L. Kirk 
Phone: 607-777-3671
Location: LSG 505