Ram Inclusion Week

Suffolk University is celebrating the inaugural Ram Inclusion Week, a campus-wide initiative that will showcase Suffolk’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This week-long program will provide opportunities for all community members to participate in events that highlight our diversity, as well as acquire skills and knowledge through dialogue. It is a time to acknowledge and celebrate the great work that students, faculty, staff, and alumni do to make our community more inclusive.

Logo for the Ram Inclusion Week

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 3

Racial Equity & Justice Committee: Presentation to Suffolk Community (opening remarks by President Kelly)

Campus team members from the Racial Equity and Justice Institute and Leading for Change Diversity Consortium will provide an overview of the initiatives to deepen Suffolk's infrastructure for the Racial Equity Imperative. Join us as we share our approach to embedding inclusion into the culture of our campus and learn ways you can get involved.

10-11 a.m
Location: Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Blue Sky Lounge
Audience: Faculty & Staff

Cultural Cuisine Night (hosted by student affinity groups)

Join us at the Ram Inclusion Week kick off dinner! Taste cultural cuisine and participate in conversations with Suffolk’s student affinity organizations.

5–7 p.m.
Location: Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Blue Sky Lounge
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Tuesday, February 4

Recruitment Fair for Employee Resource Groups (hosted by Human Resources and the Office of Diversity, Access, & Inclusion)

Join 100+ inspired Suffolk employees in the Affinity@Suffolk community! Affinity@Suffolk comprises the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) who strengthen our community experience by supporting the development and retention of our diverse workforce, celebrating cultural awareness, and allowing for authentic engagement across campus. Meet ERG members and leaders, enjoy treats and enter a raffle to win Suffolk swag.

12–2 p.m.
Location: Sawyer Building, Stoll Room 410
Audience: Faculty & Staff

A Seat at the Table: A Discussion about Black Radical Activism and Organizing of Yesterday and Today

Black History Month Kick-Off (hosted by the Caribbean Students Network, Black Student Union, and Marxist Student Association)

12:15–1:30 p.m.
Location: Sawyer Building, Room 429
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Teaching Tuesday: Inclusive Assessments Using Universal Design for Learning (hosted by the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence)

A flexible learning environment offers options for diverse learners while drawing upon the science of learning. Rather than limiting our assignments to one-size-fits-all, we can offer multiple ways for students to represent their learning.

12:30–1 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Audience: Faculty
Please register to attend.

Yoga Practice (hosted by the Interfaith Center)

Join us for a mindful session of yoga practice. Mats are provided for use.

4 p.m.
Location: Sawyer Building, Room 823
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Christians Gathering for Justice (hosted by the Interfaith Center)

4:30 p.m.
Location: Sawyer Building, Room 823
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Wednesday, February 5

Witches, Feminists, and Pagans! (hosted by the Interfaith Center)

Join us as we explore terminology and build community.

2 p.m.
Location: Sawyer Building, Room 823
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Inclusion in the Workplace: Panel Networking Night (hosted by the Office of Advancement)

Students are invited to hear from professionals about inclusion and diversity in the workplace and how to network effectively. After the panel, students can build their networking skills while connecting with alumni.

5–7 p.m.
Location: Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Blue Sky Lounge
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff
Please register to attend.

Thursday, February 6

Atheist, Humanist, Agnostic, Anti-theist (AHAA!) (hosted by the Interfaith Center)

Does your spiritual/moral identity exist outside the traditional religious landscape? Want to discuss ethics, relationships and the "big questions" from a secular standpoint? Join us every Thursday.

11 a.m.
Location: Sawyer Building, Room 823
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Hillel: Jewish Community (hosted by the Interfaith Center)

Join us every Thursday.

12:15 p.m.
Location: Sawyer Building, Room 823
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Learning Innovation with Technology Workshop: Making Online Content More Accessible with Ally Software (hosted by the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence)

Improve your students’ learning using Blackboard Ally to provide online course materials accessible for all.

12:15–1:30 p.m.
Location: 73 Tremont Street, 12th floor, Technology & Learning Commons, Room 1277
Audience: Faculty
Please register to attend.

Performance by Zuzu Acrobats, Inc. (hosted by the Black Student Union)

Zuzu African Acrobats are from Mombassa, Kenya. Come see acrobatics and traditional African dance set to live and taped African music.

6:30–8 p.m.
Location: Samia Academic Center, 20 Somerset Street, Smith Café
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff

Friday, February 7

Social Justice Summit (hosted by the Black Student Union and the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion)

This year’s theme is "Rallies and Rights: The Political is Personal." Concurrent sessions are focus on providing awareness and education for the campus community on issues of social justice and inequality. Blair Imani, the keynote speaker, will offer two workshops and a lunch & learn. She is a Muslim advocate and activist who focuses on women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community in her work around intersectional identities, social injustice, and self-empowerment.

9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, 3rd & 5th floors
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff
Please register to attend.

Teaching with Technology Friday: Using Inclusive Content via Ally Software (hosted by the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence)

Explore creating inclusive online course materials for everyone using Blackboard Ally.

12:30–1 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Audience: Faculty
Please register to attend.

Poetry Slam (hosted by the Black Law Student Association)

Celebrate Black History Month with Suffolk Law's Black Law Students Association’s annual poetry slam. This event will feature good food, music, positive vibes, and a lineup of awesome spoken word artists. Contact Travis Bouche or Femi Adeyemi with questions.

6–9 p.m.
Location: Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, 1st Floor Function Room
Audience: Students, faculty, and staff