On January 19 2006, 22 student employers attended the SELT Help session How Welcoming is Your Space. This session was in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Birthday Celebration and Observance. A panel of three CSB students, representing Admissions, CSB Custodial, Student Activities and Leadership Development and Academic Advising discussed their experiences as students of color in the work settings, CSB/SJU, and the St Cloud area.
The panel gave specific examples of what student employers can do to help students of color feel more comfortable in their working environment, including diversity training and one-on-one conversations with student employees surrounding issues of diversity. The panel also urged participants not to dismiss claims by students of color about the climate of their work space.