Mizzou Releases Guidelines On How To Host ‘Inclusive’ Events

The University of Missouri has created ‘inclusive’ event guidelines for students which ask organizers to consider having “a counselor present” for “triggering events” and avoid “exclusionary” colors in promotional material. 

The guidelines, which are broken up into six sections of “who, when, where, why, what, [and] how,” offer students a check-list of sorts for “how to think inclusively when planning an event.” The guidelines list questions organizers should ask themselves to make sure a planned event is “inclusive.”

“If my event is potentially triggering, have I consulted with someone from the counseling center or have a counselor present?” one question asks. Another urges students to consider whether “a ‘safe’ or ‘brave’ space” is necessary for the event.

The guidelines also focus on advertising for potential events, asking students to be “conscious of the colors and how they can be exclusionary or stereotypical.” It also suggests that organizers should be aware of the language used in advertisements as it  “can potentially be bias [sic].”

“Am I conscious of not tokenizing individuals, but still working to actively reflect your program/initiative?” the guidelines remind students to ask themselves.

The guidelines also attempt to ensure that decorations used at events “aren’t culturally appropriative or misrepresenting to other cultures” by “doing my research on a culture I am attempting to appreciate.”

According to the university, “bars, churches, temples, etc. may not feel exclusive, but may be perceived as such by some.” It also advises that students should consider “having Kosher food, Halal food, or periods of fasting,” when they think about refreshments in order to stay inclusive.

The long list, which can be found here, is apparently “not an end all be all checklist for inclusion.”

The footnote of the checklist states: “If it is brought to your attention that this event or the planning of the event offends or has offended someone, be sure to apologize, commit to doing better next time, and take it as an opportunity to learn and grow.”

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  1. StuffNThingsNStuff

    October 6, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Not a smart thing to do, Mizzou. Your enrollment is in serious decline, you’ve had to close dorms due to lack of use and now you’re spending effort teaching people to be snowflakes – the same people who you allowed to put you in the state your school is in now? Idiots

  2. Hairatic Rick

    October 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

    HA! Psyadelic pussies, HA!
    Brave Space, HA! Fuck a Zombie, hahaha! ???? ???? ????

  3. Jason Caulkin

    October 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Thank God I left school in 1982! but if I was in college now I think I would play these morons at their own game.

    • PaulMurrayCbr

      October 7, 2017 at 3:46 am

      If I was in college now I’d keep my head down and pray nightly the the roving SJW hate patrols didn’t notice me.

      • Jason Caulkin

        October 8, 2017 at 6:06 am

        Maybe you’re right! It appears that if you are a cis white male you are too privileged to have any rights, I wonder if these SJW morons still think that when they walk past a cis white homeless man living on the streets?

  4. Jesse James

    October 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

    LOL. I love this! Think about the perspective, and ripe opportunities, for exploiting the minds of the academic establishment. Especially that last line.

    We can force them to learn from these experiences. Or just have them lose their state funding.

  5. Dante Alighieri ????

    October 6, 2017 at 10:24 am

    “If it is brought to your attention that this event or the planning of the event offends or has offended someone, be sure to apologize, commit to doing better next time, and take it as an opportunity to learn and grow.”

    Get Fuckin Over it. We’re all offended.
    The Right hates those diss the flag or the national anthem
    The Left hates those who don’t kneel (even in a church) or think Tyler Perry isn’t a genius.
    And presumably we are all offended by Logic & Reason
    bottom line: don’t think you’re not not offended (that may not make sense. Lost count of the nots)

    PS religions kick people off their churches (ie God campuses) too. And they are tax-exempt

    • Elizabeth Lewis

      October 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

      No they don’t. Site an example from the last 10 years or it never happened. How many Muslims were killed by Christians in the last 2 decades minus war conflicts with America. 90,000 Christian were killed JUST LAST YEAR for not giving up their religion. They were tortured, hung on crosses, beheaded and burned alive. Men, women and children. Obama refused to give them refugee status. You NEED to quit your bias there too. It’s no different than blacks hating on people that never owned slaves because of their ancestors.

  6. Jena Witherson

    October 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    This school is still around? How? And why?

  7. Navybuckeye

    October 6, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    WTF. That’s all. That’s all I can say to this crap.

  8. thos1787

    October 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Keep it up, Mizzou !!
    I was picturing how that sign will look when it reads, “Space for Rent!”

  9. Kimmy3

    October 6, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Colors are now racists? What the fuck is happening to this world? Good news is I’ll be long gone by the time these snowflakes melt and become members of congress.

  10. Kimmy3

    October 6, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Fact, black women in the US love purple.

  11. I_h8_disqus

    October 6, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Mizzou should consider being more inclusive to intelligent people. They are always excluding them from the university.

  12. My2Cents

    October 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I think Halal is animal cruelty. How can they be inclusive to me and the ones who want to kill animals slowly and inhumanely? Referring to having all types of food on offer. You can never please everyone.

  13. CuckLivesMatter

    October 10, 2017 at 5:58 am

    So can individuals with a different political opinion be allowed at such events? After all it’s “inclusive.”

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