Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion News

2024

May 1, 2024
ODEI Newsletter: May 2024
ODEI May Newsletter. Come and celebrate Diversity with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion! This month learn about the impact of oppression and being marginalized in mental health.

Apr 1, 2024
ODEI Newsletter: April 2024
ODEI April Newsletter. Come and celebrate Diversity with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion! We have a series of events to look out for this month!

Mar 1, 2024
ODEI Newsletter: March 2024
ODEI March 2024 Newsletter. Come and celebrate Diversity with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion! We have a series of events to look out for this month!

Feb 1, 2024
ODEI Newsletter: February 2024 - Black History Month
February 2024 Newsletter: Come and celebrate Black History Month with the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion! We have a series of events to look out for this month that include scholarship opportunities, prizes, & games!

2023

Dec 6, 2023
Kwanzaa Dinner
About Kwanzaa: Kwanzaa is a 7-day African-American & Pan-African holiday created by Dr. Maulana Karenga to celebrate our culture, heritage, & foster unity during a time of incredible racial strife.

Oct 13, 2023
FSU Social Justice Summit 2023
This year was the 24th year of the FSU Diversity Retreat. The annual summit has been providing Frostburg State students with the opportunity to increase their awareness surrounding issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Oct 11, 2023
The Brownsville Play (TBP)
The “TBP” is an original play written by Brownsville Descendant Clory Jackson.

Oct 11, 2023
National Museum of the American Indian
To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, students were able to explore the national museum to increase their awareness and understanding of the Native people's culture.

Oct 9, 2023
Bill Miller Reconciliation & Diversity Symposium: The Red Road to Victory
FSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. President Joe Biden declared Monday, October 9, 2023, as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” to celebrate and honor indigenous peoples and commemorate their culture and history.

Sep 20, 2023
Crossroads: Anti-DEI + Affirmative Action + Higher Education
Longtime FSU friend, Rasheed Cromwell, Esq. returned to campus to explore the possible impact of the recent Supreme Court decision to reverse affirmative action in higher education.

Sep 7, 2023
ODEI Meet and Greet
The kick-off event for the new AWMCC was the annual ODEI Fall Meet and Greet program welcoming students, faculty, staff and community members to meet the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion staff.

Aug 31, 2023
AWMCC Open House
Officially titled the “Adams/ Wyche Multicultural Center at Lincoln School” the FSU Multicultural Center is open for promoting an inclusive campus environment through activities, events and programs.

Feb 8, 2023
Freedom of Speech: Hate, Hope and Healing Event
Angry, tired, frustrated, scared, disgusted, disappointed, irritated, and confused. Many college students share these feelings as they continue to experience and/or witness the challenges of the pandemic and heightened racial injustice.

Jan 4, 2023
New site location

2022

Nov 30, 2022
Student Testimonials
Students testimonials

Sep 23, 2022
Hispanic Heritage Month
ODEI has gathered responses from 3 members of the Hispanic/Latinx community who are here on FSU's campus.

Jul 20, 2022
Fund for Education Abroad
The Spring 2023 FEA scholarship is now open! Direct all of the deserving, eligible undergraduates you know to apply now!

Apr 4, 2022
Brownsville Hall Ribbon Cutting and Racial Healing Program
A reminder to please join us at 6:00 for the ribbon cutting ceremony this evening at the Brownsville Residential Hall. Following the ceremony, we will meet in CCIT 397 at 6:30 p.m. for a racial healing program, a campus conversation to bring campus and community members together.

Mar 29, 2022
Considering LGBTQ+ Youth and the Effects of Bullying
In this informational session, Talatha will present on the different types of bullying and the short and long-term effects that these experiences can have on an individual. LGBTQ+ experiences are highlighted, but the concepts apply to all. There will also be time for questions and answers from the audience.

Mar 29, 2022
Center for Teaching Excellence: Virtual Conference on DEI in Math Education
“Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Math Education” will explore the gap and the opportunities to improve diversity, equity and inclusion among faculty and students in math and math-adjacent education.

Mar 22, 2022
Hidden in Full View
The Frostburg State University History Department presents Dr. Charles L. Chavis, Jr. Charles L. Chavis, Jr. Dr. Chavis’s discussion on Hidden in Full View: Confronting the Legacy of Racism in the Age of Fracture will take place Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. in Gira Center, Room 397.

Mar 4, 2022
Bobcats Against Bias Week
Frostburg State University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) will host “#BobcatsAgainstBias: A Week of Celebrating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” the week of Friday, April 1 through Friday, April 8. Each day will have a different theme, and events, workshops and information will be offered throughout.

Feb 25, 2022
Black History is American History
On the final day of Black History Month, Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion highlights ways to continue to educate peers on Black history outside of just Black History Month. There will be a display of affinity groups and student organizations that are known to be safe spaces for Black students on campus. Motivational speaker, Jordan Green-Ellis, will also hold a discussion with students.

Feb 21, 2022
We Struggled, We Survived, We Succeeded
This President’s Day event will outline the progression of Black people in the U. S. from enslavement to the present day. Included will be power moves within the Black community, celebrating the first Black doctors, politicians, dancers, educators, cooks and more.

Feb 1, 2022
Dr. Charles R. Drew Knowledge Bowl
Frostburg State, along with Howard University, Morgan State and Hampton University, is invited to take part in the Dr. Charles R. Drew Knowledge Bowl, a Black History Month Program of the Dr. Edna Mckenzie Branch of ASALH. A virtual event, teams of three students will represent their school in the KNOWLEDGE BOWL. Questions will be based on basic and general Black History.

Jan 31, 2022
Freedom of Speech: Hate, Hope and Healing Event
Angry, tired, frustrated, scared, disgusted, disappointed, irritated, and confused. Many college students share these feelings as they continue to experience and/or witness the challenges of the pandemic and heightened racial injustice.

2020

Oct 20, 2020
UCDEI Offers Additional Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone trainings are opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender, and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege. Due to an overwhelming response, the University Council for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is offering two additional opportunities for members of the campus community to participate in a series of Safe Zone trainings.

Sep 30, 2020
Local NAACP Holds Safe Not Silent March and Rally
The Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007 will hold a second "Safe but Not Silent" march and rally in honor of Breonna Tayler this Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m.

Aug 25, 2020
FSU Dedicates Brownsville/Park Avenue Monument
FSU dedicates the Brownsville/Park Avenue monument recognizing the African American community that was displaced as the school, now known as Frostburg State University, grew. This project--led by faculty, students, staff and community members--has been a years-long undertaking. We look forward to more opportunities in the future to recognize this community and educate the campus and region about its legacy.

Jul 14, 2020
Letter from the Director - July 2020
The Center for Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion declared the Fall 2019 semester as the “50th Anniversary of the Desegregation of Frostburg State University”. Although there were a few other Black students attending the university in previous years, Frostburg saw its first Black graduate in 1961 It was not until 1969 that Frostburg made a concentrated effort to increase the enrollment of Black students at the institution.

Jul 14, 2020
About the Intern: Tyler Anthony Bauer
Graduating senior, Tyler Anthony Bauer, completed a full-time internship with the Center for Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Frostburg State University this spring.

Jul 14, 2020
Did you know?
Interesting facts about how the black community has influenced the Frostburg State University campus. Did you know?

Jul 14, 2020
Administrator Highlight: Dr. Artie Lee Travis
It has been quite the first semester for Dr. Artie Lee Travis, FSU’s newly appointed Vice President of Student Affairs. Dr. Travis has seamlessly fit into his new role and has had to undergo many tests and trials in his short time with the university.

Jul 14, 2020
Staff Highlight: Jenica Braxton
Our staff highlight features the work of Ms. Jenica Braxton, an alum of Frostburg State University who currently works with the Office of Civic Engagement at FSU as an AmeriCorps Vista Member while also balancing her work in FSU’s Master of Education program.

Jul 14, 2020
Student Organization Highlight: NCNW
Our student organization highlight features the ladies of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). The organization aims to foster and maintain a safe and inclusive community for African American women on campus and their goals are to educate, unite and uplift women at FSU.

Jul 14, 2020
Student Highlight: Ngozi Alia
Our student highlight features the amazing work of Ngozi Alia, a graduating senior at FSU majoring in Health Science and minoring in African American Studies.