The Inclusivity Resource Center

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The Inclusivity Resource Center (IRC), under the Office of Multicultural Affairs, is a center that provides a safe, inclusive, and affirming space for students and guests.

The Inclusivity Resource Center (IRC) was created to provide students with resources to assist in authentic and informed peer dialogue on topics of equity and inclusion. The IRC will provide social justice training for students, host equity and inclusion themed workshops, and through a collaboration with the Center for Counseling and Consultation, offer the services of a mental health counselor for both individual counseling and group programming. The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ student programming opportunities will also operate out of the IRC.  

The IRC offers the following programs, services, and amenities:

  • Project AIM
  • Diversity Peer Education Program (DPE)
  • Common Ground Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) 
  • Cultural/Heritage Month Events
  • Lounge & Study Space
  • Gender Neutral & Accessible Resources
  • Large Community Room (capacity 36 people)

IRC Staff

Monique Jernigan
Assistant Vice President for Equity & Inclusion

Additional Information

What's the history of the IRC?

As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.

The Inclusivity Resource Center (IRC) was created to foster a more inclusive campus environment and to provide students with resources to assist in authentic and informed peer dialogue on topics of equity and inclusion.

What programs occur in the IRC's community room?

This room can flex from small group gatherings, education trainings, small team lunches, etc.  Student groups interested in reserving the community meeting space must host programs, meetings, or events that: a) support and address the needs of historically minoritized populations and b) have missions that are consistent with that of the University.

Are there limits to how often I can reserve the community room?

No. You may reserve this space as often as possible through the University Conference Services team.

Can we bring food in this space?

Yes. Students are permitted to have food in the IRC Community Meeting Space and common space.  Guests are asked to clean up behind themselves, and to indicate that food will be utilized in your Conference Services Request Form.  All individuals and groups reserving the IRC Community Meeting Room will be expected to clean and reset the room to its original layout. 

Having trouble accessing the room reservations page?

If you are having trouble accessing the IRC Reservations page, visit Conference Services.  If you are still having trouble, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs liaison, Elizabeth Ponce de Leon at [email protected]