This course examines how our language and image choices contribute to or diminish an inclusive environment.


  • Explore the various ways we communicate.
  • Investigate how language matters.
  • Increase awareness of assumptions.
  • Practice analyzing what we see and hear.


If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, contact University Organizational and Professional Development or call 540-231-5100 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Additional advance notice may be required, depending on the type of program and the time necessary to secure the requested accommodation(s).


Holli Drewry
Division of Student Affairs


Free, but space is limited.
All no-shows will be charged a $35 maintenance fee. Review the full cancellation policy.

Certificate Available

This course can be used to meet elective requirements for any Diversity Development Certificate.