Diversity Peer Educator Description & Requirements

The Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) Program offers UMass Lowell 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 (E2LO) 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...
- enrolled at UML in the current semester
- If signing up for DPE 2.0, you must have attended or plan to attend the 1.0 version first
- Support as many of the Office of Multicultural Affairs programs as possible
- be able to attend scheduled training dates:

DPE 1.0:
Multiculturalism and Cultural Competency: The Foundations 
Friday, March 1, 2019
2:00 - 7:00 pm
UC 260 (Moloney Hall)
Dinner will be served 

DPE 2.0:
Multiculturalism into Action: Effective Allyship and Social Justice Work
Friday, March 29
2:00 - 7:00 pm
UC 260 (Moloney Hall)
Dinner will be served

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Are you interested in DPE 1.0 or 2.0? (See above for training details and dates. If you are interested in attending both dates, please state so.)

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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. Student Email

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* 9. Please answer 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?
- Are you able to attend the training(s) you are signing up for, during the dates and times listed above?*

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

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