What is a Diversity Scholar?
Diversity scholars are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and greater community. A diversity scholar's goal is to create dialogue, provide advocacy, and implement change for a more diverse and inclusive experience for all graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators. This involvement can take place in many forms and can be specific to a particular curriculum or department, or it can be more global.
Diversity scholars exhibit the following strengths and knowledge in their work:
- Multicultural Competencies
- Advocacy Competencies
- Identity Development Models
- Communication Competencies
- Conflict Resolution Skills
Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives