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MUNDO (pronounced MOON-DOUGH) at The Ohio State University is a Residence Life initiative and student organization for students who want to learn about and become involved with social change at the local, national and global level using service, learning, and leadership. 

Connections: Celebrating our WHOLE selves

During the 2018-2019 academic year, MUNDO will be exploring what the concepts of intersectionality and wellness mean here at Ohio State, in the United States, and throughout the world.  As we learn more, we will tackle tough questions such as "what is intersectionality, and how does it relate to service, learning and leadership?", "what is the difference between diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice?", and "how do we support ourselves and peers when it comes to wellness?" 

Important Working Definitions

Exploring ideas and experiences related to diversity, inclusion and social change is a central focus of MUNDO.

These concepts are defined as:

Diversity-  Individual differences (e.g. personality, prior knowledge, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g. race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations) (Taken from the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence Model) 

Inclusion-- The active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity- in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in communities (intellectual, social, cultural, geographical) with which individuals might connect-in ways that increase awareness, content knowledge, cognitive sophistication, and empathic understanding of the complex ways individuals interact within systems and institutions. (Taken from the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence Model) 

Social Change-- A leadership process designed to create a more equitable world through a consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, collaboration, common purpose, controversy with civility, citizenship and change.  (Based on the Social Change model by Dr. Susan Komives)