"At The Ohio State University we believe that each and every one of our students deserves to be respected and celebrated for who they are. Come learn what it truly means to be a Buckeye and see how Student Life is helping make The Ohio State University the best place to achieve, learn, and be you!"
Open Doors is a 3-part training program sponsored by the Multicultural Center in the Office of Student Life and connected to the goals of BART in reducing bias on campus. Open Doors is one way we are reaching out to all Buckeyes so that they know OSU is a place where they can be who they are. Come learn how you can make a difference and become an Open Doors Partner!
Opening your Door means stepping out and seeing all that our university and community have to offer.
Come see how Open Doors can be your first or next step into a world that is full of music, culture and dance!
The Three Program Modules:
1 Identifying and Interrupting Bias
This is an introduction to what bias is, what it looks like, how to report it, and how to interrupt it when it is taking place.
2 Sharing Identities/ Empathetic Listening
This is an exercise in empathetic listening. Our belief is that there are both restorative power in listening to a person's story and opportunities for empowering the person.
3 Working with Persons in Distress
This module helps participants recognize signs of persons in distress and gives them information around referrals for service in the event that students need more than just someone to listen to them and validate their stories.
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