- IU Bloomington
- Indianapolis, IN
Why did you want to be a CUE?
Regarding the numerous injustices that are continuously perpetuated throughout our country and society, to say that I am mentally and emotionally exhausted is certainly an understatement. For change to occur, education must be the foundation. Facilitating a dialogue or properly informing someone who may be misinformed are just a few of the many actions that contribute to change and make a greater difference than we realize. By properly informing and educating students, we as CommUNITY Educators have the unique opportunity to interrupt the patterns and break the cycles of injustice and inequality in our society.
Why do you think the CUE Program is important for IU?
My job as a CommUNITY Educator consists of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within my residence hall. As a CUE, I play an intricate part in ensuring that my residents feel accepted, included, and safe regardless of any of the identities they may possess. These identities include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, nationality, socioeconomic status, ability, etc. I serve as a resource for students to seek if they have questions, comments, or concerns regarding social justice topics/issues, or if they need someone to confide in. I play an intricate part in creating a welcoming and inviting environment within my residence hall for everyone to feel as though they belong here and deserve to be in this space.