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The Office for Inclusive Community (OIC) is Naropa’s home for social justice work—celebrating diverse identities and creating a culture at Naropa that is radically inclusive. Rooted in the school’s mission to “transform yourself, transform the world,” OIC supports students, staff, faculty, and the institution at large to grow their awareness of the dynamics of privilege, power and oppression, and to take social action. Recognizing the reality of our interconnectedness, we understand that none of us are free until we are all free, and we all play a role in social transformation. Thus, OIC welcomes all people to engage in this work. Offering a number of educational opportunities, community building events, and support groups, the OIC is dedicated to bringing contemplative practice into alignment with compassionate action, one person at a time.

The Office is located in the heart of the Arapahoe Campus, right across from the Café in Sycamore 8110. You are invited to stop by and say hello!

 

MISSION

The Office for Inclusive Community’s mission is to create beloved community through critical consciousness raising and cultural transformation. Our guiding principles are clarity, rootedness, magic, ease and service, and we engage in a myriad of practices in order to uphold our principles. As we believe that cultural transformation begins in our own work environment, we disrupt capitalist assembly line values by practicing connected and embodied collaboration.

Naropa is committed to being a diverse and inclusive community.  In working to foster this, we feel it’s important that all of our community members begin to work toward understanding and acknowledging the dynamics of privilege, bias and oppression.  Please take some time to explore the brief learning modules below.

 

Gender Identity (.pdf, 702K) 

Microaggressions (.pdf, 882K) 

Oppression (.pdf, 705K) 

Privilege (.pdf, 768K) 

Racism (.pdf, 775K) 

Gender Pronouns: A Guide for Faculty and Staff (.pdf, 704K) 

Naropa University is committed to cultivating a university environment free of harassment, discrimination and violence and will take steps to prevent such conduct, its reoccurrence and discriminatory effects on members of the Naropa community. The University does not tolerate acts of sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender discrimination, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking.

 

Gender Equity, Sexual Misconduct and Relationship Violence Policy and Procedures

View the full policy 

 

Reporting Prohibited Conduct

Report Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, or Gender Discrimination

 

Pregnant and Parenting Student Policy

View the policy

 

Full Website for Title IX Resources and Information

www.naropa.edu/gender-equity

 

Title IX Coordinator

Sarah Silvas-Bernstein

ssilvas@naropa.edu

303-245-4843

 

Equity Compliance & Anti-Discrimination Policy

Naropa University is committed to cultivating a university environment free of harassment, discrimination and violence and will take steps to prevent such conduct, its reoccurrence and discriminatory effects on members of the Naropa community.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy

View the Policy here.

 

Grievance Policies Index

View a comprehensive listing of all Grievance Polices and Procedures here.

 

Report Discrimination

Report Protected Class Discrimination Online

 

Associate Director for Equity Compliance

Sarah Silvas-Bernstein

ssilvas@naropa.edu

303-245-4843

Who is the Community Repair and Support Team (CReST) and what do they do?

Naropa’s CReST is a trained university collective committed to supporting and guiding community members towards repair of fractured relationships through restorative practices and principles.  In our efforts towards community and interpersonal repair, CReST utilizes a Cultural Transformation Framework, which draws upon contemplative principles and practices, and an integrated anti-oppression lens. CRest is an available resource for all community members who wish to engage in conversation around navigating conflict.

 

CReST’s Mission

CReST aspires to restore each person’s right relationship to the Naropa community with compassion, awareness, and care.   As a community, we need to hold awareness of the wounds of cultural conditioning and systemic injustice, and equally, the need for individual and collective accountability. 

 

Trained CReST Members in Various Restorative Practices

 

First and Last Name

Department

Phone number

E-mail

Sarah Silvas-Bernstein

Presidents Office/ OIC

(303)245-4843

ssilvas@naropa.edu

Sarah Richards-Graba

Office for Inclusive Community

(303)717-9712

srichardsgraba@naropa.edu

Regina Smith

Office for Inclusive Community

(303)245-4662

rsmith@naropa.edu

Jaime Duggan

Office for Inclusive Community

(303)245-4618

jduggan@naropa.edu

Natalie Schreiber

Office for Inclusive Community

(303)245-4614

nschreiber@naropa.edu

Tammy Hollister

Human Resources

(303)245-4787

thollister@naropa.edu

Janet Cramer

Academic Affairs

(303)546-3588

jcramer@naropa.edu

Randy Arnold

Human Resources

(303)245-4797

rarnold@naropa.edu

Brian Precious

Academic Affairs

(303)546-3526

bprecious@naropa.edu

Ethan Jackson

Student Affairs

(303)546-3549

ejackson@naropa.edu

Jonathan Arellano

Safety and Facilities

(303)245-4796

jarellano@naropa.edu

Teresa Veramendi

Admissions

(303)546-3598

tveramendi@naropa.edu

Giovannina Jobson

Student Affairs

(303)245-4603

gjobson@naropa.edu

Lily Board

Naropa College

(303)546-3503

lboard@naropa.edu

Tyler Kelsch

Business Affairs

(303)546-3569

tkelsch@naropa.edu

Jamila Ajanku-Willie

Naropa College

(303)245-4651

jajanku-willie@naropa.edu

Learie Nurse

Student Afairs

(303)546-3506

lnurse@naropa.edu

Aaron Cook

Safety and Facilities

(303)546-5284

acook@naropa.edu

Sherri Pauli

Library

(303)245-4668

spauli@naropa.edu

Rachel Solum

President's Office

(303)245-4804

rsolum@naropa.edu

Hayes Moore

School of the Arts (SOTA)

(303)546-3581

hmoore@naropa.edu

 

Would you like a CReST member to support you in the resolution of an informal conflict?

You may directly reach out to a CReST member above to see if they are available to work with you, OR you may directly contact Sarah Silvas-Bernstein. (hyperlink to send email to ssilvas@naropa.edu)

 

Would you like a CReST member to support you in the resolution of a formal conflict?

Contact Sarah Silvas-Bernstein here. (hyperlink to send email to ssilvas@naropa.edu)

 

Interested in becoming a CReST member?

Contact Sarah Silvas-Bernstein here. (hyperlink to send email to ssilvas@naropa.edu)

 

Would you like to learn more about Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice?

Contact Learie Nurse here or Sarah Silvas-Bernstein here

 

Learn More about CReST

Read the full CReST Packet here

Team

Regina Smith

Office for Inclusive Community Director

rsmith@naropa.edu

 

Jaime Duggan

Events & Program Coordinator

jduggan@naropa.edu

 

Sarah Silvas-Bernstein

Associate Director for Equity Compliance

Title IX Coordinator

ssilvas@naropa.edu

 

Natalie Schreiber

Administrative Assistant

nschreiber@naropa.edu

 

Sarah Richards-Graba

Community Projects Specialist

srichardsgraba@naropa.edu

 

Location & Hours

Sycamore 8110

Arapahoe Campus

8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday

 

More Information Online

http://www.naropa.edu/the-naropa-experience/inclusive/index.php

Created in response to a student-led racial justice protest held in the spring of 2015, the Center exists to cultivate beloved community and is rooted in self-love, intercultural comradery and social justice engagement. In an effort to create a warm, supportive and vibrant home for community members from marginalized locations and their allies, the center is designated for anti-oppression oriented activities and critical consciousness-raising. Any group wishing to use this space must use it for such purposes. The center is home to a social justice-oriented branch of the Allen Ginsberg Library and the many events, groups, and offerings of the Office for Inclusive Community.

 

Location & Hours

 

On Main Campus (2130 Arapahoe) between Upaya South and the Counseling Center.

 

Open during all Naropa business hours and welcomes community members to hang out, do homework, and share in the center’s mission.

Click to view current Diversity Programs and Events. 

 

Please contact Jaime Duggan at jduggan@naropa.edu for the most up-to-date information about these events or to inquire about accesibility and disability accommodations needed to participate fully in any or all of these events.