Event Guide

A Guide to Planning Inclusive Events, Seminars, and Activities at Syracuse University

As universities become increasingly diverse, it is important for individuals and groups planning events to consider how they can make their events accessible and engaging to a broad audience. This audience includes people with a wide array of backgrounds and social identities, includes those based upon race, ethnicity, language, country of origin, religion, political affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, ability, class, age, etc. In order to plan events that are inclusive of the growing diversity of students in higher education, it is necessary to go beyond simply accommodating or acknowledging people’s differences, and instead, to create events that are universally designed—accessible to everyone.

This comprehensive guide features information, tips and resources to use as you plan an event, host the event, and follow up after the event.

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