Diversity & Inclusion

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 diversity, equity, and inclusion. 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.

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CASNR Diversity & Inclusion Framework

Phase 1

Develop, plan, and evaluate initiatives for CASNR’s belonging and inclusive excellence framework

Phase 2

Identify strategies to achieve shared goals and objectives

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Phase 3

Implement strategies and programming to advance CASNR’s belonging and inclusive excellent framework, goals, and objectives

Phase 4

Assess implementation, stay accountable to goals and objectives, and strive for continuous improvement

CASNR Diversity & Inclusion Framework: Expanded

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4
Gather input
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
Implement
Design specific steps based on feedback from the listening sessions
Assess
How has work impacted student development in diversity and inclusive excellence?
Collaborate
Work across departments and campus to meet goals
Provide opportunities
Provide dedicated and focused opportunities, such as trainings and events, that offer opportunities for students to deepen their inclusive excellence.
Improve accountability
Execute a structure of feedback and transparency to remain accountable to the framework’s objectives and mission
Focus
Center objectives on CASNR’s goal of holistic student development
Create
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

Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) 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.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences – MANRRS

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 in Diversity

New program for students who are passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and leadership, and who want to grow, challenge and empower themselves.

CASNR Connect

A unique mentorship program that connects first-generation students with CASNR alumni, faculty, and staff in small groups.

JEDI Digital Badge

This badge explores aspects of cultural awareness, openness, and identity that are foundational to concepts of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).

Cultivate Access

A faculty-staff-student partnership to increase participation of underrepresented groups in STEM-related agriculture careers.

CASNR CARES

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 402.450.3328.

East Campus Husker Pantry

  • 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.

Change Makers

A unique scholarship program for students who want to make a difference in the world.

Changemaker competition graphic, health, water for the future, new energy, biodiversity, sustainability, and environment, developing tomorrow's leaders, climate and future, engaging diverse communities, feeding the world.

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