Our College Community strives for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and acceptance. CASNR lives out our commitment for inclusive excellence through our core values of listening, learning, doing, and reflecting.
It is important that we engage in the moment and continuously renew our commitment to access, inclusion, and belonging. As a college community, we have a collective responsibility to ensure that every person and every interaction matters, which will require both short-term programs and initiatives as well as a long-term commitment to organizational change that reflects our core values.
CASNR Access, Inclusion, and Belonging Framework
Develop, plan, and evaluate initiatives for CASNR’s belonging and inclusive excellence framework
Identify strategies to achieve shared goals and objectives
Implement strategies and programming to advance CASNR’s belonging and inclusive excellent framework, goals, and objectives
Assess implementation, stay accountable to goals and objectives, and strive for continuous improvement
CASNR Access, Inclusion, and Belonging Framework: Expanded
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Determine who can provide input on new and existing initiatives
|Listen to diverse voices
Establish a college level Belonging and Inclusive Excellence Council, hold student listening sessions, and complete a college climate and experiences survey
Design specific steps based on feedback from the listening sessions
How has work impacted student development in diversity and inclusive excellence?
Work across departments and campus to meet goals
Provide dedicated and focused opportunities, such as trainings and events, that offer opportunities for students to deepen their inclusive excellence.
Execute a structure of feedback and transparency to remain accountable to the framework’s objectives and mission
Center objectives on CASNR’s goal of holistic student development
Plan opportunities that enhance student success and cultivate a community that values diversity, inclusive excellence, and global citizenry
|Re-evaluate and renew
Based on metrics, feedback, and objectives, re-evaluate and renew existing policies and initiatives to best serve students
CASNR Access, Inclusion, and Belonging Initiatives
We are committed to growing an inclusive CASNR ecosystem and providing every member of our community with a safe environment where they feel welcomed, valued, respected, and have the support to grow, thrive and reach their full potential. It is important that as a College we live out our commitment for inclusive excellence through our core values of listening, learning, and doing TOGETHER.
A student-led organization that welcomes students from all ethnic backgrounds and levels who have an interest in agriculture and related fields. Fosters and promotes personal and professional development through involvement, networking, and diversity and inclusion.
CASNR Emerging Leaders
New program for students who are passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and leadership, and who want to grow, challenge and empower themselves.
A unique mentorship program that connects first-generation students with CASNR alumni, faculty, and staff in small groups.
This badge explores aspects of cultural awareness, openness, and identity that are foundational to concepts of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
A faculty-staff-student partnership to increase participation of underrepresented groups in STEM-related agriculture careers.
The first point of contact for students, faculty, staff, and parents when there are questions, concerns or situations that affect a student’s educational experience at CASNR. CASNR CARES is available at 402.540.3328.
- Located in the Filley Hall just next to the Stone Collaboration and Innovation Hub.
- Provides food, hygiene supplies, school supplies for CASNR Community members in need.
- Donations can be made in bins across East Campus.