Diversity conference at SFA draws hundreds for message of equity, inclusion

Diversity conference at SFA draws hundreds for message of equity, inclusion

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The sixth annual Diversity vs. Diverse-I-See Conference attracted close to 200 guests to Stephen F. Austin State University on Friday.

Many in attendance were from the community representing churches, mental health services, and education.

Jalon Berry, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, said the conference sought to provide a platform for presenters to share their diversity-related work.

Dr. Michara Delaney-Fields is the assistant dean of SFA’s newest office. It’s called the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

"(The purpose) Is to make sure that the students feel welcomed, that they have a place to go, that they feel supported across campus and that they also have the resources available for them, so they can spread their wings,” said Delaney-Fields. An illustration that one group is now being represented was the cover story on the campus newspaper this week. The LGBTQ+ Caucus held its first interest meeting on Monday.

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