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Diversity Peer Educator Program

Office of Diversity Programs and Services

Diversity Peer Educator Program

The mission of Diversity Peer Education Program is to help create a learning environment that celebrates diversity, builds partnerships, and provides support to enhance the success of an inclusive and culturally respectful university campus. The Diversity Peer Education Program strives to promote experiences characterized by open communication that deepens understanding of culture and heritage, promote respect for commonalities and differences in historical and cultural contexts, encourage civic and social responsibility within our communities, and to help make the campus a welcoming place for everyone.

Mission Statement:

The Diversity Peer Educators are diverse student leaders who contribute to the goal of an inclusive campus community by educating and advocating for issues of diversity and inclusion among their peers by helping to create a learning environment that celebrates diversity.

Vision:

The Diversity Peer Educators will promote an intellectual co-curricular experience characterized by open communication that deepens understanding of diversity, difference, privilege, and promotes respect for commonalities and differences in historical and cultural contexts, to encourage civic and social responsibility within our campus community.

Primary Goal:

The Diversity Peer Educators will facilitate discussions with their peers about cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion in an effort to create more inclusive campus community. (Ice breakers, Team Builders and Diversity Activities)

Objectives:

  • Commit to helping their peers to gain insights, value diversity, and take actions by:
  • Creating additional opportunities to discuss diversity on campus;
  • Increasing appreciation of differences;
  • Limiting the influence of stereotypes or single stories;
  • Understanding the impact that their behaviors have on others;
  • Understanding and becoming comfortable with bystander intervention techniques, and;
  • Encourage bias incident reporting

How to Join?

Applications for the new team are usually available in October. For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity Programs and Services in Davidson 267.

Diversity Peer Educators

Christian Redmond

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Business Management

Melody Page

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Theatre Performance

Lobna Yunis

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Exercise Science

Zachary Edrington

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:History and Secondary Education

Amber Gray

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Communication

Alexandria Arnold

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:English

Luke Wright

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Environmental Science

Faythe Pollard

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Early Childhood Education

Maryah Thompson

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Psychology

Shanterika Wade

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Excercise Science

Tyler Parks

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Theatre Performance

Oloruntoba Folorunsho

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Political Science

Diamond Green

Diversity Peer Educator

Major:Business Management

Shaunquelle Sapp

Student Assistant

Major:Psychology (Graduated)

Toni-Cyntina Reeves

Student Assistant

Major:Communication

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