In partnership with the Parent Fund, the Office for Inclusive Excellence invited students to creatively share their narratives, perspectives, and experiences at the U. As a response to this call, students produced humanizing narratives emphasizing stories of persistence and resilience within an academically rigorous environment. In their authentic voices, they articulate a need to instill a sense of belonging while inadvertently calling upon educators to create materials conditions that support students' pursuit of excellence. In doing so, they encourage us to remain open to change, fluidity, complexity, and inevitable changes that challenge common (mis)perceptions leading to increased understandings of excellence.
We highly encourage faculty, practitioners, students and the general public to view the videos. If you are a member of our campus community and feel inspired to submit a video of your own, please contact Dr. Belinda Otukolo Saltiban, director of The Office for Inclusive Excellence.