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Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works hard to ensure that all students at Coe feel like they belong so they will flourish and succeed. 

To this end, and in partnership with faculty and all of our colleagues at the college, we commit to creating meaningful opportunities to learn, providing welcoming spaces to live and socialize, and offering thoughtful and informed support and guidance when needed. Specific areas of focus include racial/ethnic diversity, religious and spiritual life, LGBTQIA+ inclusion and internationalism. At Coe each student matters and your experience at Coe is important to us. If at any point you have questions, needs or concerns, please know that we are here for you. We will be your friend, advocate, mentor and greatest encourager.


Diversity at Coe


Several Coe students hanging out in the intercultural center

Randall Intercultural Center

This large space includes plenty of seating, study areas, a computer lab, full kitchen and A/V technology. It seeks to welcome students from all backgrounds and serves as a place where students can hang out, have meetings and enjoy a strong sense of belonging.

Coe student standing in front of the chalk wall in the intercultural center

Queer Resource Center

This suite serves as a comfortable gathering space for our LGBTQAI+ student population and as a resource center for all who wish to learn more about sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.


Programs, Initiatives and Campus Spaces:

  • Reflection Room – This space serves as a location for students to practice individual prayer, meditation and relaxation.  The massage chair makes this room a popular place to find peace and destress.  
  • Coehort Mentor Program – A peer mentoring program connects students who come from underrepresented groups with student leaders.
  • OUTreach Mentors – A peer mentoring program serving the LGBTQIA+ student population.
  • Bystander Training
  • Difficult Dialogue Training
  • Annual MLK Jr. Celebration and Diversity Conference
  • Fall International Club Cultural Show
  • Spring International Banquet
  • Alternative Spring Break Trip
     
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Albinson, Erik

Vice President for Student Development
Senior Diversity Officer

Student Development - Administration, Student Development - Diversity & Inclusion

319.399.8843

Upper Gage Memorial Union

Tags: student affairs, emergency, title ix coordinator, sexual misconduct, diversity, awesome

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Gerlach, Peter

Director of International Affairs

Student Development - Administration, Student Development - Diversity & Inclusion

319.399.8843

Upper Gage Memorial Union

Tags: study abroad, international students, campus internationalization, inclusion

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Shelby, Steven

Multicultural Affairs Coordinator

Student Development - Diversity & Inclusion

319.399.8843

Upper Gage Memorial Union

Tags: diversity, inclusion

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White, Melea

College Chaplain & Counselor

Student Development - Diversity & Inclusion, Student Development - Health Services

319.399.8843

Upper Gage Memorial Union

Tags: diversity, mental health, inclusion, wellness counselor