For Staff

Welcome to STRIDE (Stronger Together: Resources for Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence), the staff group for the School of Nursing community!


The mission of STRIDE is to foreground and prioritize discussions and activities to promote advocacy, mentoring, and career advancement while building community and professional development among staff within the School of Nursing. We are committed to promoting an inclusive environment, emphasizing a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of the SON.

Working Goals

  1. Ensure opportunities for all staff to become contributors and active members of SON governance committees for future planning and implementation of SON direction.
  2. Provide opportunities for all staff education and training regarding foundational diversity/inclusion concepts and practices to address bias, stereotyping, micro-aggressions and exclusionary behavior.
  3. Promote or organize career advancement workshops and ways to optimize performance evaluations. Identify opportunities and concrete steps to acquire/enhance skills and experience.
  4. Organize regularly scheduled events, retreats, and/or team-building sessions (formal/informal) across departments, among staff and faculty.

Summary of Past Activities

Winter 2017:      STRIDE is formed by SON non-managerial staff.
April 2017:         Carried out the SON's first-ever all-SON Staff Retreat
Summer 2017:   Developed Mission, Goals, and 2017-18 activities plan
Fall 2017:           Launched monthly social staff lunches