Douglass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program

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The Douglass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program furthers the College’s mission of fostering a diverse and inclusive environment at Douglass. Through events such as the Taste of Douglass, community town halls, trainings, out-of-state trips, conferences, and student engagement, the Douglass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program is able to create an environment that validates identities, cultures, and communities.
 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ambassadors are an intricate part of the Program. 
The Douglass Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program will afford Ambassadors the opportunity to:

  • strengthen cultural competency skills at Douglass and beyond
  • contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic initiative that supports the Douglass mission
  • network and socialize with a special cohort of dedicated Douglass leaders, alumnae, and staff
  • provide support and training for the Douglass community

The Program seeks student leaders that are passionate about causes and initiatives that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students interested in creating a greater sense of community among Douglass students, celebrating the variety of cultures and experiences within Douglass, and advancing open mindedness and diversity of thought are encouraged to apply.

The Experience:

Ambassador Incentives

  1. Special Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion gift bag
  2. An all-expenses paid trip to specific Washington, D.C. museums during the spring semester (must fulfill fall requirements to be eligible)
  3. Free admission for select ambassadors to attend special conferences, such as the MARK Conference
  4. Complimentary graduation leadership cords for graduating seniors

 

Benefits:

  1. Leadership and training opportunities that will strengthen cultural competency skills at Douglass and beyond.
  2. Ambassadors are invited to an exclusive retreat twice a year.
  3. Ambassadors will receive a free DEI gift bag.
  4. Select ambassadors will be eligible to attend special conferences for free, such as the MARK Conference, or special Douglass DEI Program sponsored events. 
  5. Eligible to receive complimentary graduation leadership cords for graduating seniors

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as an ambassador for a complete academic year (August 2020 – May 2021)
  2. Attend one retreat per semester (Dates TBD)
  3. Attend bi-weekly meetings (TBD)
  4. Attend one DEI event per semester
  5. Participate in Canvas discussion posts
  6. Use social media and word-of-mouth, when necessary, to communicate important messages to the student body regarding upcoming Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Events
  7. Uphold the values and goals of Douglass Residential College, as they have been expressed in the Strategic Plan, which may be found by clicking here
  8. Represent the student body with integrity and voice concerns to the administration addressing where diversity is a concern
  9. Provide critical insight and accurate research to the committee that is both thoughtful and helpful to diversity and inclusion initiatives
  10. Ambassadors are expected to identify vital ways that Douglass Residential College, and Rutgers University can improve diversity initiatives in a way that is organic and wide reaching