Office of Equity & Inclusion

Mission Statement

We work to bring out the best in our students, faculty and staff by valuing their unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives – welcoming and leveraging individual contributions to collaborate, create, innovate, and compete in a global society.  We also address issues of harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, and retaliation so members of our community can work, learn, grow and thrive in a safe environment.  We aspire toward inclusive excellence by leading with courage and compassion, and treating each other with dignity and respect.

Hours and Location


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Office of Equity & Inclusion

600 University Pavilion PO Box 210395 Cincinnati OH 45221-0395


Office Resources

The Office of Equity & Inclusion provides resources including books, activities, games, and informative video productions that relate to topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Resources can be checked out by any UC community member. Please visit our office located at University Pavilion, Suite 600 to sign-out these resources. 

Resource List

Games that can be found in the office. The name, intended purpose, number of participants, and expected duration can be found below. 
Name of the Game Intended Purpose Number of Participants Expected Duration
Bafa' Bafa' Stereotypes can make it difficult for people to work/learn together. Bafa’ Bafa’ provides an opportunity to discuss how stereotypes are formed and methods for overcoming their negative effects.  Requires a minimum of 12 participants. Works best with 18 to 35 participants 1 1/2 hours to play. 30 minutes or more to discuss
Diversity Jenga Includes questions about diversity and inclusion on the Jenga pieces that initiates conversation while also playing the game Jenga. 2+ players 30 minutes
How Do You See the World? Ice breaker card game to encourage open discussion and challenge your perspective. The 5 topics you’ll explore are reflections, relationships, life’s purpose, aspirations and beliefs.  2+ players 30 minutes
Keep it Real Rx A communication game which invites you to discover what really dwells within the hearts and minds of yourself and others. 2 to 10 players 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Silver Series Thumballs Players catch the ball and discuss the questions under their thumb. The diversity ball is used to share experiences of feeling excluded and explore ways to build community.  2+ players 30 minutes
StarPower Each of us may be tempted to abuse power. Power can be amazingly seductive. StarPower helps illustrate these concepts. A minimum of 18 and a maximum of 36 players 1 1/2 hours to play with 1 1/2 hours of discussion
Totem Totem is the game that allows you to have fun while discovering your strengths through other people’s eyes.  3 to 8 players 30 minutes
What Stands Between Us Questions to faciliate conversation between EuroAmericans and People of Color. 2+ players 1 hour
Zoom and Re-Zoom Facilitates communication and an appreciation of the perspective of others. Up to 30 players 30 minutes to play with 30 minutes of discussion
Activities, guides, and books available in the office. Listed below is the author, title, and type of activity. 
Author Title Type
Berarado, Deardorff Building Cultural Competence; Innovative Activities and Models Activity
Cullen 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say Guide
Davis How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You; Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies Guide
Gardenswartz, Cherbosque, Rowe Diverse Teams at Work: Capitalizing on the Power of Diversity Guide
Gardenswartz, Rowe Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World Guide
Gardenswartz, Digh, Bennett, Rowe Global Diversity Desk Reference: Managing an International Workforce Reference w/ CD
Gardenswartz, Rowe Managing Diversity: A Complete Desk Reference & Planning Guide Reference w/ CD
Gardenswartz, Rowe The Diversity Tool Kit: Revised Edition CD
Gorksi, Pothini Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education Case Study/Guide
Graham The Best Companies for Minorities: Employers Across the Country Who Recruit, Train and Promote Minorities Informational
Hollins, Govan Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race Guide
Lambert, Myers The Diversity Training Activity Book; 50 Activities for Promoting Communication and Understanding at Work Activity
Lieberman 110 Ways to Champion Diversity and Build Inclusion Activity
Mayorga-Gallo Behind the White Picket Fence: Power and Privilege in a Multiethnic Neighborhood Non-Fiction
Michael Raising Race Questions; Whiteness & Equity in Education Case-Study/Guide
Moore Jr., Penick-Parks, Michael Everyday White People Confront Racial & Social Injustice Non-Fiction Stories
Obear Turn the Tide: Rise About Toxic, Difficult Situations in the Workplace Guide
PaperClip Communications Race Dynamics & Racism on Today's Campus: Engaging the Community to Reduce Acts of Hate and Improve Cultural Competency Case Study/Guide
Stringer, Cassiday 52 Activities for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication Activity
Sue Microaggressions in Everyday LIfe Non-Fiction
Sue Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence; Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race Guide
Tatum Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation Non-Fiction Stories
Thiedeman The Diversity and Inclusion Handbook Guide
Wah The Art of Mindful Facilitation Activity 

Printable Resource List

*resources can only be checked out for two weeks at a time