As individuals, we make-up multiplicities of identities that encompass who we are and how we see and understand the world around us. Race, ethnicity, religion, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, ability, etc are just some intersectionalities that comprise as holistic parts of integral aspect to the development of students in academic, social, personal and emotional settings.
As faculty, it is essential to be aware of one’s own implicit and explicit biases that come from embedded cultural assumptions and values as well as how those behaviors may be manifested personally and in an institutionalized nature:
Adapted from Moorhead, C. (2005). “Advising lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students in higher education. Retrieved from the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources website.