IDEA Archive

IDEA Extends ConverActions, Adds New Dialogues, Workshops for the 2017–18 Academic Year

Beginning this fall, the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) initiative will sponsor a yearlong series of events, conversations, and workshops open to Scripps students, faculty, and staff as well as the entire 7C community. Building on last year’s programming, we will continue to host ConverActions on the National Climate on Race, Community, and Change. […]

Added: September 11, 2017

Support for Scripps Community in Response to DACA Repeal

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, As many of you know, today the President of the United States repealed the Presidential directive that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision has dire implications for thousands of students at colleges and universities throughout this nation who have sacrificed, persevered, and excelled to enhance […]

Added: September 5, 2017

Support and Resources for DACA Students

Facts and FAQs National Immigration Law Center UC Undocumented Legal Services Center FAQ Resources for and about DACA and Undocumented Students Legal Resources Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at ext. 18277 to access a list of attorneys who are willing to provide pro bono consultations or services for our students. ACLU […]

Added: September 5, 2017

Introducing the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

As we continue to monitor and document our progress toward creating the equity and access we envision for the Scripps community, we have recognized the need for more robust channels of communication and input from Scripps community members. To this end, I have established the Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (CIDE) to replace the President’s […]

Added: September 1, 2017

Intergroup Dialogues Sponsored by IDEA

This fall, the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) initiative will sponsor a series of Intergroup Dialogues (IGD) for faculty and students designed to develop understanding of social identities and statuses (i.e., race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious identity, ability status, citizenship/immigration status, socio-economic background, etc.), foster empathy and motivation to bridge differences, and build […]

Added: September 1, 2017

IDEA Initiative 2016-2017 Report

The IDEA Initiative, under the sponsorship of the Office of the President, continued to align resources, programs, and events to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in partnership with members of the Scripps Community. Fall 2016 Workshops Two workshop sessions were offered at the beginning of the semester for staff: What’s the “T”?: Supporting Trans […]

Added: May 25, 2017

First Generation @ Scripps Final Newsletter for 2016-2017

Dear Scripps Community, We are writing to share our final publication of the First-Gen Newsletter for 2016-2017. The newsletter shares final reflections from students, faculty, and staff around the theme of Self-Care and Self-Love. We would like to congratulate Leonida Radford ’17 and Vivian Yu ’17 as they graduate from ScrippsCollege and we celebrate their […]

Added: May 9, 2017

Social Justice, Diversity and the Workplace – June 1 & 8 Seminars

The 7C Committee on Inclusive Excellence is inviting you to attend a workshop covering topics addressing diversity in the workplace. The workshop will offer attendees practical tools for identifying and responding to microaggressions and other hidden and overt forms of privilege and marginalization in the workplace. Staff that do not have supervisory responsibilities are invited […]

Added: May 2, 2017

Update on Diversity and Inclusion at Scripps

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff: As we enter the final phase of the spring semester, I would like to update you on the progress we’ve made on policies, programs, and practices to make Scripps more diverse and inclusive. We have posted a new update on the IDEA website that reports progress on commitments […]

Added: March 24, 2017

First-Generation @ Scripps February Newsletter

Dear Scripps Community, We hope that your spring semester is going well!  We are particularly eager to distribute the February 2017 Newsletter of the First-Generation @ Scripps program. This issue features highlights of our 3rd annual First-Gen student retreat that took place on January 27-28, 2017. The theme of this year’s retreat was Our Narrative: Empowerment […]

Added: February 20, 2017

Faculty Statement

Faculty, Staff, and Students, At its meeting on February 16, 2017, the faculty approved the following statement: In light of the harm, chaos, and distress caused by recent Executive Orders issued from the United States White House, the faculty of Scripps College expresses its unwavering support for all members of the Scripps College community, regardless […]

Added: February 20, 2017

Supporting Our International Community

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Last week the new president issued a number of executive orders and presidential memos. The executive order pertaining to immigration and travel has led to particular concern, since it targets Muslim-majority countries. While the legality of these measures is evaluated, the College advises that people from Iran, Iraq, […]

Added: January 30, 2017

Community Update from President Lara Tiedens

Dear Members of the Scripps Community, Reflecting on the past several months, it’s hard to believe that my first semester at Scripps is already drawing to a close. As I continue my “Scripps education,” I am amazed at the depth and breadth of achievement among our students, faculty, and staff, and at the strong bonds […]

Added: December 13, 2016

Office of the President: Message in Response to Petition

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, I recently received a petition signed by more than 750 Scripps College students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends and family members requesting the addition of immigration status to the College’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy, and recommending that the College declare itself a “sanctuary center of higher education.” The […]

Added: December 11, 2016

Welcome to the Fall IDEA Newsletter

Welcome to the Fall IDEA Newsletter What is the IDEA Initiative at Scripps College? The IDEA Initiative is a comprehensive plan to align resources, programs, and events to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access throughout the Scripps community. Want to learn more? Visit our website to view the IDEA implementation plan, recent news, upcoming events, and […]

Added: December 2, 2016

Support and Protections for Undocumented and DACA Students

Dear Scripps College Students, Faculty, and Staff, Over the past couple of weeks, I have had thoughtful conversations with many members of this community about the ways in which we can ensure that Scripps College remains a place of safety and security for those who may lose their legal protections under new policies proposed by […]

Added: November 21, 2016

On-campus Vandalism: Message From President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff,   This morning I was informed that the Miller Wing of the Humanities Building had been vandalized. The damage included graffiti referencing Trump campaign messages and a broken window. We reported the incident to Campus Safety, and the messages were removed and repairs are underway, thanks to the rapid […]

Added: November 11, 2016

Message from President Tiedens

Dear Scripps Students, Faculty, and Staff, The presidential campaign and the election results have created a great deal of uncertainty and apprehension over the past 18 months. The outcome of this turbulent political season has evoked strong emotions for many of us as we struggle to interpret its meaning. Not everyone will have the same […]

Added: November 9, 2016

ConverAction with Norm Ornstein

Election 2016 has been one of the most unusual presidential bids in recent memory, with many wondering what the outcome will mean for the future of America and the two-party system. Norman Ornstein, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, and a frequent contributing writer toThe Atlantic and National Journal, will […]

Added: November 2, 2016

IDEA Presents: Religion, Politics, and the Presidential Election

Religion, Politics, and the Presidential Election Wednesday, October 26, 5:30–6:30pm Humanities Auditorium, Scripps College   Join us for a 7C discussion about the presidential candidates’ interactions with religious communities, and how their approaches might shape the outcome of the election. The discussion will be moderated by Zayn Kassam, John Knox McLean Professor of Religious Studies, Pomona College. […]

Added: October 26, 2016