1. Program Description


The Indiana University Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2013-14 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program (http://www.indiana.edu/~gradlife/) of the Indiana University Graduate School. This recruitment support program includes ten emissaries (Masters and PhD graduate students) who will serve as first contacts and initial resources for prospective graduate students, in addition to working and engaging in dialogue with graduate programs, departments, the University Graduate School and the GPSO.

Program Description: The program promotes peer connections between individuals interested in IU graduate programs. Graduate student emissaries dedicate two semesters, and optional summer term, to serving as community-building liaisons between graduate studies and the graduate student body at IUB. Photos and profiles of graduate student emissaries will be posted on the University Graduate School website.

Through e-mail, web meetings using Adobe Connect, graduate student emissaries answer non-academic questions about graduate student life at IUB, Bloomington and other recruitment related questions to prospective graduate student applicants. Graduate student emissaries provide personalized campus tours, upon request. Each fall, emissaries collaborate with the GPSO to welcome new graduate and professional students at the fall “Get Oriented” event.

Graduate student emissaries will attend monthly meetings each semester with other graduate student emissaries. Meetings will be held with Graduate School staff, and others interested in graduate recruitment activities. Graduate student emissaries will participate in information sessions, student panels, and "Get Oriented" the GPSO's new graduate and professional student orientation.

Requirements: Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a masters or PhD program at IUB, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement in program, departmental, university or community organizations. Preference will be given to graduate students who are involved in diversity-building activities and programming. A face to face interview is required.

Students must also submit the following by Friday, April 19, 2013: