Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Online Course

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students

First-Year & Transfer Students

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online educational course covers topics such as identity, power, privilege, and oppression, as well as strategies related to ally behavior, respectful communication, self-care and creating inclusive spaces.  In institutions of higher education, there is an increase of students who identify with one or more minority or historically underrepresented populations. At the same time, incidents of intolerance and hate crimes on campuses are increasing.

At GW, we are committed to building a foundation for first-year and transfer students that offers language, tools and resources for students to engage in thoughtful conversations about diversity, identity and inclusion.  For this reason, all incoming first-year and transfer students must complete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students online educational course.

The course features video stories from students who face discrimination in their everyday lives, explaining how it affects them. It also shows student actors experiencing or discussing racism and bias and asks students to reflect on how they would respond in real time to certain situations.

Themes addressed include individuals’ identities and the complexities of having multiple identities; power, privilege and oppression; and creating a culture of respect and open communication. Students review definitions, respond to prompts and complete assessments to gauge their knowledge of the material.

Please note: The online educational course should be completed by August 30th, 2020. After August 30th, a transcript hold will be placed on the student’s account until the online course is completed. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.

**If you received an email on July 8th or 9th requesting you complete Everfi's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online course, please disregard this message. It has come to our attention that there was an error in our system as we transitioned to a new platform for Everfi's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online course. This error generated an email assigning students to complete the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online course which they have already completed. When this error was discovered, we deleted the assignment to prevent further reminder messages being sent to students.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the course?

All first-year and transfer students will receive an email to their GW email address inviting them to complete the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Students online educational course. Students will then be directed to the Everfi page to provide their login information, utilizing the same credentials used in GW’s single sign-on system (GW net-ID and password).

Why am I being asked to complete this course?

Completion of this online course is only the beginning of your educational learning opportunities at GW where we are intentional and committed to cultivating the healthiest, safest and most inclusive campus climate.

Who will see my responses to questions in this course?

Students’ answers to questions in the course will not be shared with GW and all student assessment and survey responses are confidential.

I missed the deadline, what do I do?

Please complete the online course as soon as possible, to avoid a transcript hold on your student account.

I am having technical difficulties with the online course, where can I find assistance?

If you experience technical problems within the course, click the “tools” button on the top right hand corner of your dashboard and select “help” from the drop down menu, or contact Everfi at 866-384-9062 or visit support.everfi.com

What if I have additional questions?

If you have questions or concerns regarding the online course, please email the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement at [email protected]