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    What is Leadership Unity Day?

    The opportunity to attend RWU’s Leadership Unity Day is a unique experience at RWU to celebrate culture, to break down barriers and work toward a stronger and understanding community and to meet other students who value diversity and justice in the same way that you do.  

    Our RWU Unity Day welcomes new students to RWU and provides an introduction to support systems on campus, to student groups that are engaged in diversity and social justice, and provides a half-day exploration of issues that can create barriers in our society. Examples of specific topics that may be addressed include racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, heterosexism, ableism, privilege and more. Through fun, educational and interactive activities, we seek to break down those barriers that separate us in order to build understanding and community and to cultivate a campus culture that is increasingly inclusive.

    Who is welcome to attend?

    All students from all backgrounds are welcome to attend. We encourage any student to attend who is interested in having cross-cultural experiences, in learning about the multiple social identities that our students bring to campus, and meeting others who value a diverse and equitable campus community.

    Why should you attend?

    You should attend because it is a fun and empowering day and you will learn a great deal! You will also meet some of your fellow classmates, upperclassmen student leaders, faculty and staff. You will also have the chance to form lasting bonds with your classmates over activities, workshops, meals, games, and other fun activities! Finally, the experience and the skills that you will gain will most certainly help shape your role as a leader at RWU!

    When is Leadership Unity Day?

    RWU Unity Day is Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

    Does Leadership Unity Day cost anything? Do I have to pay for housing or meals?

    No. There is no registration fee to attend Leadership Unity Day. Your meal plan begins on August 21 and will cover your meals. The program will pay for meals for those without a meal plan.

    Who sponsors RWU Unity Day?

    Leadership Unity Day is sponsored by the Intercultural Center, The Student Programs and Leadership Office, Academic Affairs and the President's Council on Inclusive Excellence. It is organized by the staff and students of the Intercultural Center. A group of student Diversity Leaders work behind the scenes to implement this program.

    When I register online, will I receive a confirmation email that my registration has been accepted?

    When you submit your registration online, you will receive an immediate system-based confirmation that your registration has been submitted. Within a few days, you should receive an email confirming your space for Leadership Unity Day or letting you know if you are on the waitlist. You will also receive a follow up email with the full Leadership Unity Day schedule prior to September 26. Due to program constraints, space is limited. If you are considering registering for this program, sign up today!

    Is there a Leadership Unity Day Schedule?

    The full schedule of Leadership Unity Day is coming soon. Students who register will receive a follow up email with more information.

    What do I bring with me for Leadership Unity Day?

    An open mind and a willingness to meet new people! Please make sure to have a sweatshirt handy to handle the fluctuation in temperature in buildings!

    Can I register for the Diversity Leadership Program and Leadership Unity Day?

    Absolutely.  Students who sign up to be in the Diversity Leadership Program are encouraged to attend Leadership Unity Day.