Engage You

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As employees of Wellesley, we are a vibrant, diverse community serving the College’s mission and promoting education for the greater good.  Collectively, we reflect the goals and values of the College, finding creative ways to work together to best use our skills and strengths to do great work.  Engage You programs strive to create opportunities to strengthen our connections with each other, with our work, and with the College as a whole.  See below for our current and future Engage You programming or email working@wellesley.edu for more information:

 

Engage You Programs:

  • Community Conversations: Prior seasons’ programming focused on core concepts and social identities (for example: race, socio-economic class, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation) and skills, such as leadership, cultural competence and action planning. This year we are focused on capacity building and will explore what is trending and important to the broader application of diversity, equity and inclusion, generally, and on college campuses, more specifically. As always, we will draw on outstanding subject matter experts, from Wellesley College and beyond, to deliver thought-provoking, skills driven presentations. Light refreshments will be served at all sessions.
  • OPEN Wellesley: OPEN Wellesley (Onboarding Program for Employees New to Wellesley) is offered by Human Resources once a quarter to provide new employees with an introduction to the Wellesley community and to offices and resources that might be helpful throughout one’s career at the College.  This new employee gathering offers an opportunity to meet and connect with other new employees to build community in a thoughtful and proactive manner.  Please contact working@wellesley.edu for more information about the program.
  • Wellesley SEED: The goal of SEED is to create conversational communities that drive change.  The Wellesley SEED group is open to faculty and staff who want to engage with each other across roles and responsibilities in order to better understand how aspects of identity (gender, class, sexual identity, ability, age, race/ethnicity, religion, nationality, etc.) interact with systems to either promote equitable learning spaces or not, and explore ways to create more inclusive and equitable campus environments for every member of the Wellesley community.

Community Service:

  • A Day to Make a Difference: Day to Make a Difference (D2MAD) is an invitation for students, faculty, staff, and alumnae to experience community service with a local community organization. This one-day of service also serves as an introduction to the yearlong service opportunities for students.  For employees, we hope to offer additional opportunities throughout the year to volunteer and give back.  Stay tuned for future dates and opportunities to volunteer.
  • Charitable Giving: The Charitable Giving Campaign offers Wellesley College employees an opportunity to give monetarily to a variety of organizations. The Wellesley community has always given generously.  Our goal each year is to increase the overall level of participation.