Diversity Peer Educators

Mission

Our mission, as Diversity Peer Educators, is to increase awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to create change and engage in helpful conversations about diversity, inclusion and fairness.

Goals

  • Create a dialogue about diversity, inclusion and fairness.
  • Facilitate education, programs and outreach initiatives related to social justice and identity.
  • Increase students’ awareness and cultural competence.
  • Provide opportunities to develop effective cross-cultural communication skills.

DPE Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate Multicultural Competence.
  • Demonstrate effective facilitation skills during presentations and workshops offered throughout the academic year
  • Demonstrate openness to other cultural and values expressed during workshops
  • Articulate their individual impact on social justice education and their role in supporting diversity awareness and inclusion at Georgia Southern University.

Diversity Peer Educator Requirements:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate, degree-seeking students who has completed at least one semester at Georgia Southern University before application.
  • Demonstrate an interest, passion, commitment and willingness to learn about diversity, inclusion and fairness.
  • Possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Be able to work efficiently with a diverse group of team members.
  • Be able to attend weekly training sessions. (Spring 2017)
  • Be able to attend bi-weekly meetings & training sessions. (Spring 2017)
  • Assist with new Peer Educator training. (Spring 2018)
  • Possess and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.5 at the time of application and throughout the program.

Diversity Peer Educator Responsibilities:

  • Regularly reflect and educate themselves about diversity, inclusion, and fairness.
  • Plan, promote and facilitate programs and initiatives for the Multicultural Student Center and the Diversity Peer Educator program.
  • Assist with new Peer Educator training. (Spring 2018)

Applications open November 28th!

The Spring 2017 Application Deadline is Friday, February 3rd, at 11:59 p.m.!  If you have any questions, please contact the Multicultural Student Center.

Complete the Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) Application

Interest Meetings (Russell Union Room 2073):

  • November 15 – 6-7 p.m.
  • January 25 – 2-3 p.m.
  • January 26 – 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Interview Window: February 11th – 22th

Notifications: March 3rd

Orientation: TBD

Think D.I.F. Workshops
Think D.I.F. Workshops – Why should we begin to think DIFferently about diversity, inclusion, and fairness? Join us as we talk about it at one of three Think D.I.F. Workshops being offered on February 10th, March 9th, and April 6th!
D.I.F. Conference
Think Diversity, Be Inclusive, and Create Fairness on April 8-9, 2016 at the inaugural D.I.F. Conference hosted by the Multicultural Student Center. Check back soon for more info!

Last updated: 11/22/2016

Multicultural Student Center • PO Box 8068 • (912) 478-5409• msc@georgiasouthern.edu