EDI Certificate

The EDI certificate program aims to provide a theoretical framework for understanding equity and diversity work through personal reflection and storytelling. The certificate gives participants direct experience working and communicating across differences while helping them apply EDI work into their personal and professional lives. 

The Certificate has 2 tracks:  


  • Approximately 15 hours total
  • Completion of the Core Curriculum 
  • Completion of Two Elective Courses 


  • Approximately 28 hours total
  • Completion of the Core Curriculum  
  • Completion of Five Electives 
  • Completion of Six Hours of "Service" Related to Equity and Diversity 

Core Curriculum

Staff/Faculty Certificate  

  • Embracing Diversity 
  • LGBTQ+ 101 
  • Green Zone 
  • Unconscious Bias 
  • Ojibwe 101: History and Culture 
  • Power, Privilege, and Oppression 
  • Understanding Underrepresented Minority and Underserved Student Populations 

Student Certificate  

  • Unconscious Bias and Stereotypes 
  • LGBTQ+ 101 
  • Historic and Multigenerational Trauma 
  • Bystander Intervention and Difficult Dialogs 
  • Mental & Physical Health and Abilities 
  • Embracing Diversity and Telling your Story 


Electives are subject to change

  • Bystander Intervention and Difficult Dialogues 
  • Trans(+) 
  • Being Out/Supporting LGBT+ Colleagues in the Work Force 
  • Understanding Our Personal Story 
  • Race and Racism 
  • Mental and Physical Abilities and Health 
  • Bystander Intervention 
  • Equality vs. Equity 
  • Promoting Gender Equity 
  • Supporting First-Generation Students 
  • Supporting Growth in Non-Traditional Students 
  • Supporting International Students 
  • Traditional Storytelling 
  • 2 spirit  
  • Ojibwe perspectives on death and dying 
  • Diversity Advocate  
  • Veteran's Suicide Prevention 
  • Aspects and Impacts of Trans Violence