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
UDiversity Educational Institute Staff
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
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.
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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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 email@example.com 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
Do you offer campus-wide workshops and/or training?
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.
Lea Webb Phone: 607-777-3661 Location: LSG 507
Korin L. Kirk Phone: 607-777-3671 Location: LSG 505