In partnership with LTU community and the city of Southfield, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) aims to foster and cultivate a culture of belonging and engagement through programming, research, resources, and courageous dialogue. LTU’s mission, vision and values embraces the global perspective, theory and practice, and character and integrity, strong tenets supporting our community to be solution-focused on issues of social justice, equity and access.
Dr. Caryn Reed-Hendon
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Programs Coordinator for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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The lounge is open to all students during regular business hours for quiet reflection, personal meditation and/or prayer.
Most of our events and workshops will be recorded and saved for future viewing.
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Featured Faculty and Staff
Dr. Sibrina Collins
The Marburger STEM Center
Dr. Collins is an inorganic chemist and STEM administrator. She began her college career at Highland Park Community College (Highland Park, Mich.), where she earned an associate of science degree in 1990. Dr. Collins later earned a BA in chemistry (cum laude) in 1994 from Wayne State University (Detroit, Mich.). She earned her MS (1996) and PhD (2000), both in the field of inorganic chemistry, from The Ohio State University under the direction of Professor Bruce Bursten.
Letters from Leadership
Featured Students and Alumni
Q: Share your thoughts on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion on LTU's campus.
A: I think that it is extremely important to have diversity, equity and inclusion on campus because students come to LTU to study their field of interest and work to become better members of society. In order to be the best members of society we can be, we need to leave our comfort bubbles and see that the world is diverse, and we are the ones who need to make it equal and inclusive for all. I am incredibly honored to be the first female player on the esports team; a barrier or stereotype that I feel I am tearing down is the overall idea that "women can't be good at gaming." I am grateful to be on the team and hope that by doing so I can inspire at least one little girl who is still just starting to game to see that she can take her skills and start playing more competitively. Coach Danielle has already been an incredible influence in helping me take my gaming to the next level, and my esport teammates have also been encouraging and helpful as I keep strengthening my skills.
Q: Share your diversity impact that is being provided to the LTU and larger community.
A: One challenge that females face in the gaming world is automatically being seen as inferior due to their gender; because of antiquated ideas on gender many female gamers have to work twice as hard as a male gamer to even be considered at the same level as them. Currently, I am the only female player on the LTU esports team; I hope to dispel the stereotype that women can't be good at gaming and that they "don't work as hard as male gamers." I am working and sacrificing just as much, if not more, to grow my skill sets and climb the leaderboards just like my non-female peers. Another challenge that female gamers face is harassment and overall a lot of creepy responses. Personally, I've had other male gamers hit on me and even once had one try to keep following me from game to game making a lot of inappropriate responses that caused me to block him and shut down my game for the night. Online sexual advances are not ok and when more women join the gaming industry these incidences should decrease along with a growth in allyship from non-female players.