Knight Division

Student Inclusion

The College of Journalism and Communications is committed to providing a premium educational experience with immersive opportunities for all of its students.  We value a diverse student body because it enhances to the total educational experience of all students. The Knight Division serves as a liaison between the student body and leadership, communicating opportunities, and resources to the student body, while advocating for student needs, and providing support for students in crisis.

As the United States becomes more diverse, and technology increases global communications, learning and working in a diverse environment becomes a necessary practice to prepare for success in a multicultural society. Representation alone is not enough. Our goal is to create an inclusive environment where every student has an equal opportunity to thrive, a variety of talents are showcased, and every student’s voice is heard and celebrated.

To maintain an environment of diverse synergy, the Knight Division provides additional support to both students and the college. This includes recruitment efforts for underrepresented groups, providing resource referrals, and student organization support.  In addition, the Knight Division creates tailored programming to decrease inequities in student success, by utilizing data to monitor the student climate and performance outcomes.

The Knight Division’s support continues throughout a student’s undergraduate tenure with the following services:

  • Individual student appointments
  • Advising of the CJC Student Diversity Task Force
  • Student advocacy with college leadership
  • Student Involvement Day Coordination
  • Development workshops
  • Outreach Events
  • Group and class presentations
  • Programming support and marketing
  • External department collaborations

To discuss concerns, programming, or opportunities in student inclusion, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with the director at any time!