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Diversity Peer Educators Program

Diversity Peer Educators Program

Part of the University of New Haven’s mission is to “prepare...students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society”. The Diversity Peer Educators aim to support this mission by providing opportunities for UNH students to interact with one another in a way which helps them to learn about and appreciate each others’ similarities and differences. 


The Diversity Peer Educators will work with the Offices of Residential Life and Intercultural Relations to develop and facilitate diversity programs in the UNH community.

 

Program Goals

  • Facilitate activities, workshops, and dialogues on diversity issues
  • Increase community member awareness of diversity related issues

 

Duties

  • Work collectively and independently on workshop presentations
  • Promote the program at organizational fairs and open houses
  • Promote diversity at events/programs sponsored by the Offices of Residential Life and
    Intercultural Relations
  • Collaborate with and provide support for diversity programming sponsored by UNH’s
    cultural student organizations (ie Black Student Union, Latin American Student
    Association, PRIDE, Hillel, etc.)
  • Serving the UNH community as proactive, ethical and responsible campus leaders
  • Plan at least one diversity program for the UNH community each semester.
  • Attend all Diversity Peer Educators training sessions and programs

 

Criteria

  • Good academic standing (GPA 3.0 and above).
  • Effective communication and working relationships with people from diverse
    backgrounds
  • Leadership skills
  • Openness to learn about and commitment to diversity education
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with others

 

Benefits & Compensation

  • Leadership and public speaking experience
  • Cross-cultural communication skills
  • Campus-wide programming training
  • Gift cards
  • Free Diversity Peer Educators t-shirt

 

Interested in becoming a Diversity Peer Educator?
2014-15 Diversity Peer Educator Application
Diversity Peer Educator Reference Form
Contact Wanda Tyler (wtyler@newhaven.edu; 203-932-7427) for more information.