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2017 State System Summit

Session 21

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

One Space, Two Space, Three Space, No space: The Manifestation and Need for Intersectionality in Identity-based spaces

  • 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM
  • SYKES ROOM 252

With various structures, resources and initiatives on college campuses in regards to creating and sustaining an inclusive environment, one thing is for sure; students are not one-dimensional. Identity-based spaces have an obligation to be inclusive in their approach and programming when it comes to serving each student and all of their identities. This presentation will highlight the importance of innovative initiatives and programs that are driven by an intersectional framework, recognize unique opportunities for engagement and partnerships and define ways to be “intersectional” that is both affirming and educational.


Alyssa Guglielmo, WCU Student Volunteer


Jas Whitlow, Director of the Intercultural Center for Student Engagement at Millersville University
A native of Kentucky, Jas moved to Pennsylvania to work at Millersville University as the Assistant Director for Multicultural Programs and Campus Activities in the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in July 2016. A new professional in higher education, she previously worked at Morehead State University, in Morehead, KY as the Coordinator for Multiculturalism and Inclusion, where she was responsible be for Multicultural Programming and LGBTQ+ Advocacy.