Diversity Education Initiatives

The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) offers workshops, discussions, dialogues, and other experiences that build community through:

  • breaking down barriers and challenging stereotypes
  • promoting exchange and dialogue between individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives
  • encouraging learning from and about differences in people, cultures, and the global community

Students can be an active part of our efforts through writing and performing creative work, helping develop and lead workshops, facilitating dialogues, and creating media campaigns that raise awareness around diversity and social justice topics. Our Peer Educators are a critical part of  building awareness and understanding of diverse cultures and identities, and the inter-connected relationships among all of us.

We recruit students to contribute to our diversity education initiatives in a variety of ways:

  • Inside Out Theater Writers and Performers:  Students can submit creative work to be performed and/or can be a performer for our annual "One Tribe, Many Stories" performances at new student orientation in August and January.
  • First-Year Initiatives Diversity Workshop Leader:  Diversity Peer Educators co-lead (with another Peer Educator) a one-hour general diversity workshop for first-year students.
  • SEED Project Dialogue Facilitator:  Dialogue Facilitators co-lead (with another Dialogue Facilitator) a multiple-session in-depth conversation with small groups of students who want to explore a topic of identity or social justice in depth.

Follow the links to the left to learn more about each role and how to apply.