GammaSAID

Solutions for Authenticity, Inclusion, and Diversity

Resources

About the Council

D&I Officer Framework

Diversify Your Chapter: Event & Outreach Ideas

Packaged Events & Presentations

Programs

Webinars

D&I Awards

GammaSAID

Interview Series

#UniqueWeek

 

About the Council

GammaSAID is a student-led initiative with the potential for long-term talent pool transformation. Open to all students, the Council develops resources and presents programming year-round for the benefit of all 5,000+ members, providing the student voice on matters of diversity and inclusion. The Council offers a D&I framework and promotes best practices encouraging students to build D&I into everyday conversations, intentions, outreach, and events, including how to meaningfully engage other majors and groups on campus.

 

GIS Sustaining Partners have the exclusive opportunity to engage with GammaSAID in an advisory capacity through Chief Diversity Officer representation, creating a unique student-industry continuum and an important opportunity for resource sharing and meaningful action.

Diversity Partners are individuals and organizations throughout the industry who are committed to the diversification of the talent pipeline and whose critical support advances the Council's mission.

GammaSAID Council 2020-2021 Leadership

Katherine Ross

Alumni Chair

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Matt Mitchell

Student Co-Chair

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Stephen Micklo

Student Co-Chair

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D&I Officer Framework

Is your chapter considering adding an Officer position focused on diversity and inclusion, or could you use some ideas for outreach to and events with other student organizations? Start here!

  • Foster awareness of D&I within the chapter - see conversation starters here

  • Introduce GIS to and serve as a liaison with other student organizations, majors, and academic departments on campus as well as the Career Center

  • Invite other student groups and majors to chapter events; provide industry context and show how insurance is everywhere with a brief presentation

  • Coordinate with other groups on campus for joint events - see event ideas here

  • Plan D&I-focused chapter events - use the packaged events as ideas

  • Invite industry speakers with diverse backgrounds/functional areas and/or speakers to address the importance of D&I in the industry

  • Share D&I-related opportunities with members (resources, scholarships, conferences, etc.)

  • Participate in and/or help to plan D&I-focused events on campus

  • Engage with the GammaSAID Council

  • Reference the Unique Week guidelines for other ideas

Programs


As the entry point to the industry for a growing core of 5,000 student members at over 85 schools, GIS continually develops inclusive programming to cast the widest net possible. GammaSAID is the gateway to a more diverse talent pool and ensuring that all students have the awareness and opportunity to pursue careers in our great industry. GammaSAID’s core tenets inform every aspect of GIS’s programming:

  • Unique Week - GammaSAID's Annual Diversity & Inclusion Week - was launched in 2018 and by design coincides with the Global DiveIn Festival, spurring students into action with a social media campaign to promote D&I within campus communities.
  • Annual D&I Chapter Awards were created in 2018, along with a framework of resources and best practices, to encourage students to recognize and promote D&I within their chapter, on campus, and with the industry.
  • Industry D&I Champion of the Year Award, created in 2018, recognizing Sustaining Partner companies for outstanding best practices in recruiting as relates to D&I.Interactive, informative GammaSAID sessions at the Annual Conference are led by Students and Chief Diversity Officers and have been classified as Dive In events.
  • GammaSAID sessions at the Leadership Symposium provide a framework for incoming officers to incorporate D&I into chapter and membership events.
  • Boots on the Ground Month (October), part of One Campus at A Time, is the grassroots approach to diversifying our reach, specifically to students at schools that do not have RMI or Actuarial Science programs.




Resources


Does your chapter have a Diversity & Inclusion Officer? Could you use some ideas for events and reaching out to other student organizations on campus? Start here!

Sample D&I Officer Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Foster awareness of D&I within the chapter - see the Awareness section and conversation starters here
  • Introduce GIS to and serve as a liaison with other student organizations, majors, academic departments on campus
  • Invite other student organizations and majors to chapter events
  • Plan and coordinate events in collaboration with other groups on campus (i.e. a joint career fair or joint speaker events) - see Event Ideas
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused chapter events
  • Engage industry speakers with diverse backgrounds/ functional areas and/or speakers to address the importance of D&I
  • Share D&I-related opportunities with members (resources, scholarships, conferences, leadership roles, case studies, etc.)
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused events on campus
  • Engage with the GammaSAID Council
  • Reference the Unique Week guidelines for other ideas
On-Campus Engagement & Event Ideas Industry Overview Presentation





 

Packaged Events & Presentations

Programs


As the entry point to the industry for a growing core of 5,000 student members at over 85 schools, GIS continually develops inclusive programming to cast the widest net possible. GammaSAID is the gateway to a more diverse talent pool and ensuring that all students have the awareness and opportunity to pursue careers in our great industry. GammaSAID’s core tenets inform every aspect of GIS’s programming:

  • Unique Week - GammaSAID's Annual Diversity & Inclusion Week - was launched in 2018 and by design coincides with the Global DiveIn Festival, spurring students into action with a social media campaign to promote D&I within campus communities.
  • Annual D&I Chapter Awards were created in 2018, along with a framework of resources and best practices, to encourage students to recognize and promote D&I within their chapter, on campus, and with the industry.
  • Industry D&I Champion of the Year Award, created in 2018, recognizing Sustaining Partner companies for outstanding best practices in recruiting as relates to D&I.Interactive, informative GammaSAID sessions at the Annual Conference are led by Students and Chief Diversity Officers and have been classified as Dive In events.
  • GammaSAID sessions at the Leadership Symposium provide a framework for incoming officers to incorporate D&I into chapter and membership events.
  • Boots on the Ground Month (October), part of One Campus at A Time, is the grassroots approach to diversifying our reach, specifically to students at schools that do not have RMI or Actuarial Science programs.




Resources


Does your chapter have a Diversity & Inclusion Officer? Could you use some ideas for events and reaching out to other student organizations on campus? Start here!

Sample D&I Officer Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Foster awareness of D&I within the chapter - see the Awareness section and conversation starters here
  • Introduce GIS to and serve as a liaison with other student organizations, majors, academic departments on campus
  • Invite other student organizations and majors to chapter events
  • Plan and coordinate events in collaboration with other groups on campus (i.e. a joint career fair or joint speaker events) - see Event Ideas
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused chapter events
  • Engage industry speakers with diverse backgrounds/ functional areas and/or speakers to address the importance of D&I
  • Share D&I-related opportunities with members (resources, scholarships, conferences, leadership roles, case studies, etc.)
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused events on campus
  • Engage with the GammaSAID Council
  • Reference the Unique Week guidelines for other ideas
On-Campus Engagement & Event Ideas Industry Overview Presentation





GammaSAID Webinars

Programs


As the entry point to the industry for a growing core of 5,000 student members at over 85 schools, GIS continually develops inclusive programming to cast the widest net possible. GammaSAID is the gateway to a more diverse talent pool and ensuring that all students have the awareness and opportunity to pursue careers in our great industry. GammaSAID’s core tenets inform every aspect of GIS’s programming:

  • Unique Week - GammaSAID's Annual Diversity & Inclusion Week - was launched in 2018 and by design coincides with the Global DiveIn Festival, spurring students into action with a social media campaign to promote D&I within campus communities.
  • Annual D&I Chapter Awards were created in 2018, along with a framework of resources and best practices, to encourage students to recognize and promote D&I within their chapter, on campus, and with the industry.
  • Industry D&I Champion of the Year Award, created in 2018, recognizing Sustaining Partner companies for outstanding best practices in recruiting as relates to D&I.Interactive, informative GammaSAID sessions at the Annual Conference are led by Students and Chief Diversity Officers and have been classified as Dive In events.
  • GammaSAID sessions at the Leadership Symposium provide a framework for incoming officers to incorporate D&I into chapter and membership events.
  • Boots on the Ground Month (October), part of One Campus at A Time, is the grassroots approach to diversifying our reach, specifically to students at schools that do not have RMI or Actuarial Science programs.




Resources


Does your chapter have a Diversity & Inclusion Officer? Could you use some ideas for events and reaching out to other student organizations on campus? Start here!

Sample D&I Officer Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Foster awareness of D&I within the chapter - see the Awareness section and conversation starters here
  • Introduce GIS to and serve as a liaison with other student organizations, majors, academic departments on campus
  • Invite other student organizations and majors to chapter events
  • Plan and coordinate events in collaboration with other groups on campus (i.e. a joint career fair or joint speaker events) - see Event Ideas
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused chapter events
  • Engage industry speakers with diverse backgrounds/ functional areas and/or speakers to address the importance of D&I
  • Share D&I-related opportunities with members (resources, scholarships, conferences, leadership roles, case studies, etc.)
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused events on campus
  • Engage with the GammaSAID Council
  • Reference the Unique Week guidelines for other ideas
On-Campus Engagement & Event Ideas Industry Overview Presentation





GammaSAID Interview Series

Programs


As the entry point to the industry for a growing core of 5,000 student members at over 85 schools, GIS continually develops inclusive programming to cast the widest net possible. GammaSAID is the gateway to a more diverse talent pool and ensuring that all students have the awareness and opportunity to pursue careers in our great industry. GammaSAID’s core tenets inform every aspect of GIS’s programming:

  • Unique Week - GammaSAID's Annual Diversity & Inclusion Week - was launched in 2018 and by design coincides with the Global DiveIn Festival, spurring students into action with a social media campaign to promote D&I within campus communities.
  • Annual D&I Chapter Awards were created in 2018, along with a framework of resources and best practices, to encourage students to recognize and promote D&I within their chapter, on campus, and with the industry.
  • Industry D&I Champion of the Year Award, created in 2018, recognizing Sustaining Partner companies for outstanding best practices in recruiting as relates to D&I.Interactive, informative GammaSAID sessions at the Annual Conference are led by Students and Chief Diversity Officers and have been classified as Dive In events.
  • GammaSAID sessions at the Leadership Symposium provide a framework for incoming officers to incorporate D&I into chapter and membership events.
  • Boots on the Ground Month (October), part of One Campus at A Time, is the grassroots approach to diversifying our reach, specifically to students at schools that do not have RMI or Actuarial Science programs.




Resources


Does your chapter have a Diversity & Inclusion Officer? Could you use some ideas for events and reaching out to other student organizations on campus? Start here!

Sample D&I Officer Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Foster awareness of D&I within the chapter - see the Awareness section and conversation starters here
  • Introduce GIS to and serve as a liaison with other student organizations, majors, academic departments on campus
  • Invite other student organizations and majors to chapter events
  • Plan and coordinate events in collaboration with other groups on campus (i.e. a joint career fair or joint speaker events) - see Event Ideas
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused chapter events
  • Engage industry speakers with diverse backgrounds/ functional areas and/or speakers to address the importance of D&I
  • Share D&I-related opportunities with members (resources, scholarships, conferences, leadership roles, case studies, etc.)
  • Plan and coordinate D&I-focused events on campus
  • Engage with the GammaSAID Council
  • Reference the Unique Week guidelines for other ideas
On-Campus Engagement & Event Ideas Industry Overview Presentation





GammaSAID Unique Week

GammaSAID’s Annual Unique Week encourages students to participate in a social media campaign and reach out to other majors and student groups on campus in events and activities promoting diversity and inclusion.

September 20-26, 2020

Taking Place Wherever YOU Are!

 
 
 

This week gives us the opportunity to celebrate the diversity we have at UT Dallas, but also gives us the chance to encourage that diversity within our chapter. Our aim is to connect our members to the insurance industry, while using our resources to promote diversity and inclusion within the program.

Fareeha Usman
Beta Phi
University of Texas - Dallas

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