“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Queensland Aboriginal Activist Group
Welcome to the Taylor Center for Equity and Inclusion!
We are a place where we critically define progress and discuss change through a lens of impact to those who are underrepresented. We understand that diversity impacts us all differently, and for an area where we are marginalized there is another that we hold privilege. We acknowledge that we all have work to do on ourselves and the institution, because whether it is race, gender, phenotype, language, immigration, sexual orientation, or religion, our responsibility and commitment is to work with one and all aspects that are part of the identities of students. We carve intentional spaces to increase understanding, awareness, and action among the different Ole communities by leading with the voices of students and keeping their experiences at the center of our work.
We are here to walk with you and celebrate your “awesomeness factor.” We are here to challenge you, support you, and help you become the leader that you were meant to be. Whether it is because you found a home away from home, you engage with our programs as a student staff or volunteer, or just because you come to grab a cup of coffee or tea, we welcome you as you are to explore, share, learn, and build community.
We invite you to stop by or attend one of our events. You will not be disappointed.