Quiz: How Well Do You Know Federal Laws That Support Campus Diversity?

Diversity on Campus

In 2013, Americans who identify themselves as Hispanic, African American, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or mixed race made up approximately 39 percent of the U.S. population.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2050, minorities will make up more than 50 percent of the population.

While diversity isn’t only about race, this statistic shows how rapidly the American landscape is changing.

In today’s world where we seem more divided than ever in some ways, we need to emphasize the importance of diversity on campus. We need to set examples for our current and future generations that show our schools are accepting of any and all differences.

Whether you’re looking to hire a new employee or just want to ensure your campus is one that makes all stakeholders feel welcomed and safe, this quiz will help you define and recognize the benefits of diversity on your campus. It will test your knowledge on important terms related to diversity and the federal laws that have been put in place to prevent discrimination in both employment and education.

While it is geared towards its own employees, FEMA offers a free diversity course that would be beneficial to anyone participating in campus life. The course dives into the agency’s commitment to diversity, how culture influences our interactions with others and the actions we can take to optimize diversity.

Take this quick quiz — which contains actual questions from FEMA’s course exam (plus a few others) — and see where you stand.

How Well Do You Know Federal Laws That Promote Diversity on Campus?

Whether you’re an administrator, police officer, teacher or student, you can benefit from understanding federal laws put in place to stop discrimination in employment and education.


Take this quiz to test your diversity knowledge.

According to FEMA, diversity is:

Denying someone equal opportunity for employment or advancement (whether deliberately or unintentionally) based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability is the definition of:

According to FEMA, which of the following statements is TRUE?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, our population is becoming more racially and ethnically similar.

According to FEMA, if you make a cultural communication misstep, the best thing to do is to:

The word that best describes values, beliefs, ideas and characteristics passed from one generation to the next is:

The term gender identity refers to:

Title IX prohibits discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity based on:

What characteristic does Section 508 protect?

Mary, who works full time at a public university, took a twelve-week unpaid absence to take care of her sick mother. When she returned to work, her boss told her she had been demoted because she didn’t care enough about her job. What law did Mary’s boss violate?

John is looking to hire a new Title IX coordinator and is down to two candidates with nearly identical qualifications. However, John finds out one of the candidates was not born in the United States and chooses to hire the other candidate, who was born in the U.S., because of it. What federal law is John violating?

Uh oh!

Might be time to brush up on your diversity awareness skills. That’s okay — better late than never!

Although the class is meant for its employees, FEMA’s diversity awareness course provides great insight into how diversity benefits us both individually and collectively.

It also shows how culture can greatly influence our interactions with others and how you can ensure your actions are optimizing diversity on your campus.

Take the FREE course here.

Okay, not bad…

While you seem to know some things about diversity, it couldn’t hurt to brush up on your skills.

Although the class is meant for its employees, FEMA’s diversity awareness course provides great insight into how diversity benefits us both individually and collectively.

It also shows how culture can greatly influence our interactions with others and how you can ensure your actions are optimizing diversity on your campus.

Take the FREE course here.

We’re impressed!

Great job! You really know your stuff when it comes to diversity awareness.

There is always room for more learning, though! While the class is meant for its employees, FEMA’s diversity awareness course provides great insight into how diversity benefits us both individually and collectively.

It also shows how culture can greatly influence our interactions with others and how you can ensure your actions are optimizing diversity on your campus.

Take the FREE course here.

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