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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!



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


Title IX Coordinator

Sarah Silvas-Bernstein



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


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


Phone number


Sarah Silvas-Bernstein

Presidents Office/ OIC


Sarah Richards-Graba

Office for Inclusive Community


Regina Smith

Office for Inclusive Community


Jaime Duggan

Office for Inclusive Community


Natalie Schreiber

Office for Inclusive Community


Tammy Hollister

Human Resources


Janet Cramer

Academic Affairs


Randy Arnold

Human Resources


Brian Precious

Academic Affairs


Ethan Jackson

Student Affairs


Jonathan Arellano

Safety and Facilities


Teresa Veramendi



Giovannina Jobson

Student Affairs


Lily Board

Naropa College


Tyler Kelsch

Business Affairs


Jamila Ajanku-Willie

Naropa College


Learie Nurse

Student Afairs


Aaron Cook

Safety and Facilities


Sherri Pauli



Rachel Solum

President's Office


Hayes Moore

School of the Arts (SOTA)



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


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


Interested in becoming a CReST member?

Contact Sarah Silvas-Bernstein here. (hyperlink to send email to


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


Regina Smith

Office for Inclusive Community Director


Jaime Duggan

Events & Program Coordinator


Sarah Silvas-Bernstein

Associate Director for Equity Compliance

Title IX Coordinator


Natalie Schreiber

Administrative Assistant


Sarah Richards-Graba

Community Projects Specialist


Location & Hours

Sycamore 8110

Arapahoe Campus

8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday


More Information Online

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 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.