Ashford University Makes Plans for Diversity Week

A variety of events are planned at the Clinton campus

Ashford University will celebrate Diversity Week Oct. 17-21 with a variety of events, including “Diversity Dimensions,” an interactive presentation by Zorana Wortham-White on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 3-5 p.m. (CDT) in Collis Lecture Hall. Participants will learn how the diverse dimensions of their lives affect their attitude about diversity. 

A live stream video of the presentation will be accessible for all Ashford students at Students interested in watching, should contact the Student Affairs Office by 12 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to obtain the materials that will be used in the presentation. Student Affairs may be reached at [email protected]. Students should provide their student ID number when emailing Student Affairs.

Other activities during the week include a scavenger hunt on Monday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Peace Garden. Participants will learn how to say “welcome” in the languages of some of Ashford’s international students. 

During a disability awareness session on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Success Lounge, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the various technologies used by students with disabilities. 

Carl. E. Davis from St. Louis, MO will present a “Chinese Healing Gong Concert” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Mullany Theater.

Also, during the week, students will complete this sentence on the “Reflection Wall” in the Student Success Lounge: “Before I graduate, I…”

Ashford’s Diversity Week events are sponsored by the Student Affairs Department, Student Success Office and Student Government Association.


About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (  The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.