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Running head: THIS I BELIEVE PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT

This I Believe Philoso hi!al S"a"e#en" T$a!% Phu"i&ani" E'(C )*+ , So!ial -us"i!e Sea""le (nive$si"% Ma% *+. *+/0

THIS I BELIEVE PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT So!ial -us"i!e 1i"hin "he $eal# o2 s"uden" develo #en" is a !o##i"#en" "o $e!ogni3e s"uden"s and "hei$ e4 e$ien!es as individuals as an asse" "o so!ie"% and e# o1e$ing s"uden"s "o go agains" o"en"iall% o $essive s%s"e#s "ha" have 5een es"a5lished 5e2o$e "he#6 Too o2"en in

"he 2ield o2 s"uden" a22ai$s. s"uden"s a$e 5la#ed 2o$ "hei$ la!& o2 &no1ledge on ho1 "o naviga"e unive$si"% o$ !ollege s%s"e#s. la!&ing "he &no1ledge "o 5e su!!ess2ul in "he !lass$oo# o$ "hei$ sho$"!o#ings !o#ing in"o !ollege6 I" is #% 2i$# 5elie2 "ha" !ollege !an 5e a "u$ning oin" "o allo1 s"uden"s "o unde$s"and ho1 "he% have e4 e$ien!ed o1e$. $ivilege. and o $ession "h$oughou"

"hei$ li2e6 Ho1eve$. !ollege !an also 5e an e4 e$ien!e "ha" e$ e"ua"es "he !%!les o2 o1e$. $ivilege. and o $ession6 The$e2o$e. i" is u "o #% $a!"i!e as s"uden" a22ai$s $o2essionals "o

ensu$e "ha" "he 2o$#e$ is "he !ase 1hen ossi5le6 A 1a% I &no1 I !an $o#o"e so!ial 7us"i!e in #% $o2essional $a!"i!e is #% #a&ing su$e $o!edu$al in7us"i!e is no" e$ e"ua"ed 5% #% a!"ions6 A!!o$ding "o 'eu"s!h 8*++9:. One 1an"s $o!edu$es. "ha" gene$a"e $elevan". un5iased. a!!u$a"e. !onsis"en". $elia5le. !o# e"en". and valid in2o$#a"ion and de!isions as 1ell as oli"e. digni2ied. and $es e!"2ul 5ehavio$ in !a$$%ing ou" "he $o!edu$es 8 6 /0:6 I" is ve$% li&el% I 1ill ge" "o a la!e 1he$e #% osi"ion 1i"hin a unive$si"% 1ill have "he a5ili"% "o #a&e de!isions "ha" a22e!" "he !a# us and s"uden"s I 1o$& 2o$ o$ g$ea"l% in2luen!e "he de!ision #a&ing $o!ess6 ;i"h "ha" o1e$. I need "o "a&e in"o !onside$a"ion ho1 5iased I a# and o"he$s a$e in ou$ de!ision #a&ing $o!ess6 A$e 1e "a&ing in"o !onside$a"ion 1hose voi!es a$e 5eing and no" 5eing hea$d< A$e 1e "hin&ing a5ou" "he e"hi!ali"% and digni"% o2 "he $o!ess "o #a&e su$e eve$%one $e!eives e=ui"a5le "$ea"#en" 8'eu"s!h. *++9. 6 /0:< Bias 2$o# #%sel2 and o"he$ eo le !an a22e!" a s"uden">s e4 e$ien!e on a la$ge$ s!ale. 5u" so !an s#alle$. individual a!"s o2 #o$al e4!lusion6 A!"ions li&e !on!ealing e22e!"s o2 ha$#2ul 5ehavio$ he$e. a dou5le s"anda$d "he$e. !ondes!ension so#e1he$e else. !an $eall% i# a!" "he s"uden" e4 e$ien!e 8O o"o1. /??+. 6 //:6 I 2ind #o$al e4!lusion "o 5e dange$ous 5e!ause o2 i"s

THIS I BELIEVE PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT inno!uousness6 I "hin& "ha" eve$%one has 5een guil"% o2 #o$al e4!lusion in so#e 1a%. sha e. o$ 2o$# so i" is u "o individuals "o $e!ogni3e "hei$ e4!lusion 1i"hin "he#selves6 I $e!ogni3e "he $ivilege "ha" I have 5een su$$ounded 5% one o2 "he #os" e"hni!all%. so!ioe!ono#i!all%. and gende$ e4 $essive dive$se s"uden" o ula"ions in #% unde$g$adua"e e4 e$ien!e and have "he o o$"uni"% "o !u$$en"l% 1o$& 1i"h unde$$e $esen"ed g$ou s !u$$en"l%

su!h as non"$adi"ional s"uden"s. ve"e$ans. and "$ans2e$ s"uden"s6 The e4 e$ien!e o2 unde$s"anding and $e!ogni3ing "he a$$a% o2 e4 e$ien!es "ha" #a&e u "oda%>s !ollege s"uden" has 5een eng$ained in #e as a s"uden" leade$ a" "he age o2 /@6 Also. as a 1o#an o2 !olo$. I have a dis"in!" e$s e!"ive on ho1 oli!ies and $o!edu$es 1ill a22e!" #e. and "hose li&e #e6 I "hin& o2 "his as a s"$eng"h so I !an advo!a"e 2o$ "hose 1ho have 5een dee#ed invisi5le. un1o$"h%. o$ a$e no" a5le "o have "hei$ voi!es $e $esen"ed6 No" onl% does #% $o2essional 5a!&g$ound give #e a sense o2 1ho# I need "o advo!a"e 2o$. 5u" i" $e#inds #e "ha" "he$e a$e "hose 1ho a$e have no" 5een a5le "o $e!eive "he "$ainings. e4 e$ien!e. o$ in2o$#a"ion "ha" I have6 The$e a$e so #an% s"uden" a22ai$s $o2essionals "ha" have neve$ hea$d o2 o $ession. le" alone "he i# a!" i" has on eo le o2 !olo$ o$ "he so!ioe!ono#i!all%

disadvan"aged6 I !anno" 2aul" "he# 2o$ no" lea$ning so#e"hing "he% 1e$e neve$ "augh"6 Ho1eve$. "his la!& o2 &no1ledge !an inhi5i" "he $og$ession o2 so!ial 7us"i!e6 A lo" o2 #en"ion a$ound so!ial 7us"i!e !onve$sa"ions has 5een a5ou" $e a$a"ive 1o$&. 5u" one !anno" $e ai$ 1ha" "he% do no" &no1 o$ 5elieve is 5$o&en6 In !o# a$ison. "he$e a$e "hose 1ho have had "he "$ainings and in2o$#a"ion $esen"ed "o "he# 5u" $e2use "o a!&no1ledge i"6 Con!e "s o2 $ivilege. es e!iall% 1hi"e $ivilege. !an 5e di22i!ul" ideologies "o a!!e "6 As a $o2essional. I !an 1o$& "o edu!a"e and !onve$se a5ou" so!ial 7us"i!e 1i"h "hose 1ho a$e 1illing "o 5e o enA#inded6 Le!huga. Cle$!. B Ho1ell 8*++?: s"a"e S"uden" a22ai$s $o2essionals 1ho see& "o add$ess so!ial ine=uali"ies should 5egin 1i"h an

THIS I BELIEVE PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT unde$s"anding o2 "he $eali"ies o2 $ivilege. o $ession. and o1e$ 1i"hin ou$ so!ie"% 8 6 *0+:6

Bu" "he$e 1ill al1a%s 5e "hose 1ho disag$ee and $e2use "o 5elieve "ha" su!h s%s"e#s e4is"6 I2 so#eone does no" 5elieve "hese in7us"i!es e4is". i" #a&es "he 1o$& 2o$ s"uden" a22ai$s $o2essionals. li&e #%sel2. #o$e di22i!ul" "o no" onl% 2igh" o 1ho e$ e"ua"e i"6 I a# #a"u$e enough "o $eali3e "ha" a" "i#es. I a# a 5a$$ie$ "o so!ial 7us"i!e $o#o"ion6 Ca$$%ing "he 1eigh" o2 so!ial 7us"i!e &no1ledge i"sel2 is heav% 5e!ause i" is "hough" $ovo&ing and di22i!ul" "o g$as so#e"i#es6 Al"hough I have "he &no1ledge. i" "a&es !ou$age 2o$ #e "o "al& a5ou" "he &no1ledge "o o"he$s 5e!ause o2 2ea$ 2$o# 5a!&lash. a$gu#en"s 1he$e I do no" &no1 ho1 "o $es ond. o$ "hose 1ho a$e !loseA#inded6 I have #issed o o$"uni"ies "o o"en"iall% $ession. and 5u" also 2igh" "hose

2$ui"2ul o$ !on"$ove$sial !onve$sa"ions 1i"h 2ol&s 1i"hin #% 2ield 5e!ause o2 2ea$6 I have 2ea$ "ha" so#eone 1ill have a !oun"e$a$gu#en" "ha" I 1ill no" &no1 ho1 "o $es ond "o. o$ 2ea$ "ha" I 1ill 5e os"$a!i3ed and gain "he $e u"a"ion o2 5eing "he ang$% 1o#an o2 !olo$6 I" is di22i!ul" 2o$ an individual su!h as #%sel2 "o &no1 "ha" s%s"e#s o2 o a$"i!i a"ed in and live 1i"h "ha" guil"6 ;ha" I !an $o#ise is a !o##i"#en" "o g$o1"h in $e!ogni3ing and unde$s"anding o1e$. $ivilege. and o $ession6 I $o#ise "o "a&e 1i"h #e "he !on!e "s I have lea$ned "h$oughou" "his $ession e4is" "ha" I have e$ e"ua"ed o$

!ou$se and "h$oughou" e$sonal li2e e4 e$ien!es and live #% li2e. "o "he 5es" o2 #% a5ili"%. "o 2igh" o $essive 5ehavio$s 2$o# o"he$s and #%sel26 I do no" #a&e a dis"in!"ion 5e"1een #%

$o2essional $a!"i!e and #% e$sonal li2e 5e!ause "he% 1ill al1a%s 5e !onne!"ed6 Being a s"uden" a22ai$s o22i!e$ is a$" o2 #% iden"i"% and I 1ill no" s"o doing "his 1o$& 5e!ause I a# no" on #% !a# us6 Be!ause i2 I do no" do "his 1o$&. "hen 1ho< In "his. I 5elieve6

THIS I BELIEVE PHILOSOPHICAL STATEMENT Re2e$en!es 'eu"s!h 8*++9:6 A 2$a#e1o$& 2o$ "hin&ing a5ou" o Research, /?8/:. @AC/6 $ession and i"s !hange6 Social Justice

Le!huga. V6M6. Cle$!. L6N6. B Ho1ell. A6D6 8*++?:6 Po1e$. $ivilege. and lea$ning: Ea!ili"a"ing en!oun"e$ed si"ua"ions "o $o#o"e so!ial 7us"i!e6 Journal of College Student Development.)+8*:. **?A*CC6 O o"o1. S6 8/??+:6 Mo$al e4!lusion and in7us"i!e: An In"$odu!"ion6 Journal of Social Issues6 C98/:. /A*+6