Diversity

The Special Emphasis Area in Diversity will focus on the following:

Develop and present outreach programs that increase student or faculty and staff awareness, knowledge, and skills with multicultural interactions and topics; and/or develop and present outreach programs that reach diverse student groups on campus, through offices or programs such as Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA), Student Disability Resources, Student Support Services (TRIO) Program, International Students and Scholars, LGBT Student Services, the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, the Veterans Center, the Carver Academy, the Academic Program for Excellence4 (APEX), the McNair program, or various student organizations.

Maintain a liaison relationship (with senior staff support) with an agency such as Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA); the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity; the Veterans Center; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Student Services; International Students and Scholars; Student Disability Resources; or similar offices or organizations.

Networking to provide a SCS presence at multicultural events on campus. These events may include MSA Welcome and Transition, Lavender Graduation, MSA Graduation and Recognition, Latina/o Heritage Month, Disability Awareness month, Women’s History Month, Black History Month, LGBT Coming Out and Pride Weeks, Asian Heritage Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and other events.

The intern and Special Emphasis supervisor may also arrange other options or opportunities as part of this Special Emphasis area. For instance, the intern and Special Emphasis supervisor may decide on readings to review and discuss together, for continuing education and professional development.

At a minimum, the intern will meet individually with the area supervisor on a monthly basis to discuss issues related to the Special Emphasis Area.

Area Supervisor:  Erin Pederson, Ph.D.