Terms of Diversity Crossword Puzzle Summer 2019

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3. Is the guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, faculty and staff, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.  The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically underserved and underrepresented populations and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.

7. To take action as an advocate for a just society where all people have a right to fair and equitable treatment, support and resources. (Two words)

8. A social construct that artifically divides people into distinct groups based on characteristics such as physical apperance, ancestral heritage, cultural affiliation,cultural history, ethnic classification, and the political needs of a society at a given period of time.

9. An idea that appears to be natural and obvious to people who accept it but may or may not represent reality. (Two words)

11. Psychological, physical and social differences that occur among any and all individuals; including but not limited to race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, education, marital status, language, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, genetic information and learning styles. A diverse group, community or organization is one in which a variety of social and cultural characteristics exist.

12. A sexual orientation in which a person has the potential to feel physically and emotionally attracted to more than one gender.

14. A person of one social identity group who stands up in support of members of another group; typically member of dominant identity advocating and supporting a marginalized group.

15. A physical, mental or cognitive impairment or condition that requires special accommodations to ensure programmatic and physical access.

17. A personal conception of one's own gender; often in relation to a gender opposition between masculinity and femininity. It is how people externally communicate or perform their gender identity to others.

18. Is a way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.



1. Is the ability to develop targeted knowledge, skills and attitudes that lead to visible behavior and communication that are both effective and appropriate in intercultural interactions. (Two words).

2. The direction of one's sexual attraction toward the same gender, opposite gender, or other genders. It is on a continuum and not necessarily a set of absolute categories. (Two words).

4. Creating the necessary conditions so that individuals and organizations desiring to, and who are eligible to, use our services, facilities, programs and employment opportunities.

5. Refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. Cultural competence comprises four compo- nents: (a) Awareness of one's own cultural worldview, (b) Attitude towards cultural differences, (c) Knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and (d) Cross-cultural skills. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact withpeople across cultures. Cultural competence is a developmental process that evolves over an extended period. (two words)

6. Treatment of a person, group or concept as insignificant or pervasive and places them outside of the mainstream society.

10.  Power or capacity to do or act physically, mentally, legally, morally, financially, etc.

12. Ability to control, coerce or influence people based on privilege identities. Power may be positional and provide access to social, political and economic resources.

13. Person who is not sexually attracted to anyone or does not have a sexual orientation. they may or may not experience romantic attraction.