Each year, we recruit a team of 25-30 Diversity Peer Educators who serve as facilitators of diversity workshops for new students during Extended Orientation each fall.
This is a prestigious role, as the Diversity Peer Educators lead workshops for ALL incoming freshmen and help set the tone of community that is the hallmark of W&M.
If you are interested in issues of diversity, community, and social justice, this is a chance to join the Center for Student Diversity in building awareness and understanding of diverse cultures and identities, and the inter-connected relationships among all of us. The Center for Student Diversity strives to create a climate on campus that is inclusive and welcoming to all students. The Diversity Peer Educator role is a volunteer position for rising sophomore, junior, or senior students.
Applicants should have an understanding of the goals of the program and the expectations outlined below.
Goals of the Program
The Extended Orientation Diversity workshop is designed to:
Support students' understanding of how diversity is relevant to their lives/is personally connected to their lives
Prompt students to reflect on their perceptions of others
Encourage students to establish common expectations about how to respectfully interact with others
Motivate students to explore diversity as part of their college experience