UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

UM's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Strategy 4.3.2 (S.E.A. Change and Women's Leadership Initiative)

Engage local and statewide youth in conversations about gender equity and intersectionality through the S.E.A. Change Initiative (see PFA 1) and the Women’s Leadership Initiative

Owners/Accountable Party

  • Chief of Staff
  • Director of the S.E.A. Change Initiative


Near-term Actions

  • Recruit a more geographically and demographically diverse population into the S.E.A. Change Initiative course, internship experience, and summer camp experience
  • Develop relationships with high school counselors across Montana to recruit a more diverse group of participants in the annual mentorship program and in the annual summer camp

Future Actions

  • Significantly expand access to the S.E.A. Change Initiative beyond Missoula County to include students from across Montana, including students from tribal communities
  • Establish connections with alumni across the country who commit to sharing their experiences, expertise, and internship opportunities

Completed and Ongoing Actions

  • Annually host a WLI- and S.E.A. Change- planned event focused on gender equity and open to the community
  • Provide the opportunity for community members to participate in the WLI