iRespect at NWTC
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College introduces new campaign aimed at promoting inclusion
GREEN BAY – As a new semester starts at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), the College is continuing its commitment to creating a welcoming environment for everyone by introducing the iRespect campaign.
iRespect is a reimaged approach to embracing and respecting our differences, creating a place for everyone and promoting the respectful environment that promotes knowledge, culture and positive relationships.
“We, the College, have a responsibility to assist our students and employees in living and teaching the NWTC value Everyone has worth,” said Dr. Jeff Rafn, NWTC president. “iRespect is all about nurturing inclusion at NWTC and in the world around us.”
He added “ We are one. We are committed to maintaining welcoming and safe space for all members of our community to work and learn.”
Part of iRespect includes the creation of a new system for sharing bias incidents at the College. If a student or employee witnesses an example of bias or NWTC failing to live up to its commitment of creating a welcoming and safe environment, he or she can complete the Bias Information Report. This form will aid by collecting personal experiences from students and employees that will help to shape student programming and professional development opportunities offered to employees.
A student or employee who feels he or she has been a victim of unwanted or unlawful conduct should complete the College’s Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation Incident Report or contact Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Mohammed Bey.
“The more we speak up about subtle and blatant forms of bias and bigotry, the more engaged and vibrant our community will be,” said Rafn.
The College is planning events and activities around campus designed to help students, faculty and staff work together to nurture a welcoming environment. Students and employees can also show their support with pledge cards, t-shirts and buttons.
For more information on the iRespect campaign go to www.nwtc.edu/irespect