Diversity Peer Educator Description & Requirements

The Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) Program offers students of many academic disciplines, cultures, backgrounds, and interests an increased leadership credential in multicultural education. Participants engage in an immersive process on the foundations of multiculturalism, cultural competency and social justice work, as well as application of learned skills to daily life experiences. The DPE program provides an opportunity for students to become active participants in ally-ship and to become a part of a community of learners that support understanding, respect, and appreciation for all people. Students are invited to apply each Fall and Spring semester. DPE participants will also be able to fulfill UMass Lowell Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity & Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Why become a DPE:
DPEs will…
- enhance their leadership training and skills through various training and conference opportunities
- gain valuable skills in public speaking, facilitation, group development, and working with diverse populations
- form relationships with the Office of Multicultural Affairs staff and other University staff and administrators
- better the UML community by engaging the campus in purposeful dialogue to promote inclusivity
- help facilitate trainings and collaborative programs with other campus offices such as Student Activities & Leadership and Residence Life

Requirements:
Applicants must...
- have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and be in good judicial standing
- enrolled at UML in the current semester
- be able to attend FULL TWO DAY training dates scheduled for:
o Day 1: Friday, October 19th, 2-7pm, University Crossing 260 (Maloney Hall)
o Day 2: Saturday, October 20th, 10-4pm, University Crossing 492
- Support as many of the Office of Multicultural Affairs programs as possible

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* 1. First Name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Expected Graduation (Semester & Year)

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* 4. Major

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* 5. UML Student ID#

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* 6. Current GPA

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* 7. Phone Number

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* 8. Email

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* 9. In 700 words or less please submit an essay answering the following questions:
- Why do you want to be part of the DPE Program? What do you hope to gain from the DPE Program?
- How will use the knowledge gained from being a DPE both at UML and in your community?
- Think about a time you felt uncomfortable, uneasy and/or biased about a certain group, but something happened and you shifted to feel more accepting. What was the turning point in your awareness? What helped you to be more open minded and let go of your assumptions and discomfort a bit?
- Do you meet/ are you able to meet all of the requirements outlined below?*

Thank you for applying! For any further questions, please email us at multicultural_affairs@uml.edu

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