Description

The REACH Diversity Peer Educators (RDPEs), formerly known as CDI Student Ambassadors, are a part of CDI's new REACH initiative to advance cultural awareness across campus through peer education. REACH Diversity Peer Educators are a group of diverse student leaders who come together to promote the mission and vision of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion by supporting the Center’s programs, services, and initiatives. Diversity Peer Educators will have multiple opportunities to develop foundational leadership skills while participating in identity exploration and peer education.

Learning Outcomes

As a REACH Diversity Peer Educator, students will have the opportunity to:

  1. Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of cultural identities as it relates to self and others
  2. Facilitate dialogues on diversity and inclusion related topics amongst their peers under the guidance of a CDI staff member
  3. Collaborate with student organizations to plan and host programs during cultural month celebrations
  4. Engage in team building opportunities that cultivate relationships with each other as REACH Diversity Peer Educators

Departments or student organizations interested in having REACH Diversity Educators facilitate a diversity dialogue or activity with students, please contact CDI staff member Nyocia Edwards.

Meet the Peer Educators

Ash Deepak
Imani Moore
Judith Corral
Katherine Lephuoc
Luis Molina
Morgan Walls
Natalia Johnson
Sampada Chaudhari
Ta'Mia Myers
Taylor Nunley
Tia Davis
Victor Garcia

Roles of REACH Diversity Peer Educator Committees

In addition to serving as representatives for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, REACH Diversity Peer Educators will have the opportunity to serve on 2 CDI subcommittees during their academic year. As a member of the programming and education committee, Diversity Peer Educators will:

  1. Build mutual beneficial relationships with student organizations on campus
  2. Partner with Registered Student Organizations (RSO) to host cultural month celebrations
  3. Research current topics and content for diversity and inclusion discussions with students
  4. Facilitate diversity and inclusion dialogues with students with their peers
  5. Plan and execute Cultural Conversations – dialogues focused on current social and cultural topics
  6. Assist with the coordination of Center's cultural podcast Connect
  7. Create a sense of belonging and connectedness on campus

Departments or student organizations interested in having REACH Diversity Educators facilitate a diversity dialogue or activity with students, please contact CDI staff member Nyocia Edwards.


Responsibilities

  • Attend scheduled bi-weekly meetings
  • Represent the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at outreach events such as student organization resource fairs and pop-up events
  • Work closely with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion professional staff
  • Create and assist with Center programming and implementation
  • Engage campus with Center for Diversity and Inclusion though marketing efforts on social media platforms and across campus

Benefits of Serving as a REACH Diversity Peer Educator

  • Participate in professional and leadership development opportunities
  • Increase intercultural competence by earning the RISE Diversity Leadership Certificate
  • Develop marketing and programming skills
  • Acquire transferrable skills for the work place such as facilitation and public speaking skills
  • Gain skills in group development by participating in Cohort style projects
  • Acquire service hours for MVP’s President's Volunteer Service Award

FAQ

How long is the commitment to the REACH Diversity Peer Educator role? When does it start?

REACH Diversity Peer Educators require a one-year commitment, with the opportunity to be considered for an additional year. The selected candidates will attend a mandatory orientation/retreat.

What is the time commitment?

REACH Diversity Peer Educators will need to commit 2 office hours per week, attend meetings every other week, actively contribute to their committees, and volunteer at events as assigned.

What projects and job responsibilities will I have ?

  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Act as a representative of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at outreach events such as student fairs
  • Build mutual beneficial relationships with student organizations on campus
  • Partner with Registered Student Organizations (RSO) to host cultural month celebrations
  • Research current topics and content for diversity and inclusion discussions with students
  • Facilitate diversity and inclusion dialogues and activities with UH students
  • Plan and execute Cultural Conversations – dialogues focused on current social and cultural topics
  • Assist with the coordination of Center’s cultural podcast Connect
  • Create a sense of belonging and connectedness on campus

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact Diversity Education Coordinator, Nyocia Edwards or stop by the Center (Student Center South, B12) for more information on the REACH Diversity Peer Educator program.