Welcome to the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement! We educate, develop, and engage students regarding their various intersecting identities (gender identity, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, etc). The mission of the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement is to support students who hold historically minoritized identities in an effort to enhance a university culture that embraces inclusive excellence.
We are ecstatic to welcome our new Director, Ms. Ysatiz Piñero, to the IEE family! Ysatiz's first day with us will be Monday, December 4th. We hope you'll join us in welcoming her to Niner Nation!
A boundary is simply a “dividing line” “In psychological terms, it’s a catch-phrase meaning setting limits or asserting your thoughts, feelings, and needs even when these are in opposition to the person with whom you’re interacting. Communicate with yourself, your partner, friends, and/or family about what you want/need. Get on the same page regarding what you all need to reduce miscommunication.
Spend time reflecting on what you want to get out of your break. What is going to bring you joy? Make a list of people or things that you want to spend time with. Identify the item you want to say “yes” and “no” to. Find your core values, and follow those values every day to uplift you!
If you know that you are going to be around certain emotionally taxing people, do not forget to put yourself first and either opt out or limit the amount of time you spend with individuals. Your feelings matter! Prioritizing taking care of yourself, this will allow you to show up for others the way you want to this season. Pick up your old hobby that you didn’t have much time to do during the busy semester or find a new hobby during this mini-break.
It is even more critical during a season of high demands to take care of yourself to reduce exhaustion, stress, and emotional vulnerability. Don’t forget to slow down and take a good deep breath. If you’re too busy getting caught up with everything, you may miss the things you tend to enjoy.
Knowing your limits and saying “no” is part of self-care. If someone takes "no" personally, it isn’t you; it’s them. Set your boundaries, put yourself first, and listen to what you need.
Below are some of our university resources available for students. Each of these departments have additional off-campus resources listed on their website for times when the university is closed.