Douglass Diversity & Inclusion Program


The mission of the Douglass Diversity and Inclusion Program is to foster a diverse and inclusive environment at Douglass that challenges opinions, and validates identities and communities. This immersive experience includes community town halls, training to become an ally in supporting marginalized groups, and events that celebrate the variety of cultures and experiences within Douglass.

We are excited to open nominations for student representatives of the program. By applying to the Diversity and Inclusion Program, you agree, if selected, to commit to one school year of service as a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador, including attending diversity and inclusion events, trainings, and other activities created to support the Diversity and Inclusion Program mission.




Please find the criteria for candidacy below.


To be considered for a Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador Leadership Position, applicants must possess the following:

  1. An interest in Diversity and Inclusion causes and initiatives that help foster a sense of community for all Douglass students.

  2. The ability to facilitate group discussions or a willingness to do so after being trained.

  3. Applicants must return 1 (one) nomination form completed by a fellow student or a Douglass faculty/staff member for consideration.

  4. Must be open minded and a champion for the diversity of thought.


Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors are responsible for...

  1. Serving as an ambassador for a complete academic year

  2. Communicate important messages to the student body regarding upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Committee Events, and any specific causes or movements the Diversity and Inclusion Committee votes to support (via social media, word of mouth and other avenues).

  3. Upholding the values and goals of Douglass Diversity and Inclusion Program

  4. Providing critical insight and accurate research to the committee that is both thoughtful and helpful to diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  5.  Lead conversations that promote diversity and provide a platform for inclusion.

  6. Identify vital ways that Douglass Residential College, and Rutgers University can improve diversity initiatives in a way that is organic and wide reaching.

  7. Participate in the planning of Diversity and Inclusion Committee events.

  8. Attend most events hosted by the committee (maximum of 3 events per semester). 


The benefits of being a Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador:

  1. Ambassadors are invited to an exclusive retreat.

  2. Students will receive Douglass package filled with Douglass promotional items.

  3. Students will have an opportunity to utilize their training to provide support and training for others in the Douglass community.

  4. The training provided through the Ambassadorship will be useful at Douglass and in your post-Douglass endeavors.

  5. Priority tickets for all Diversity and Inclusion hosted events.


2018 - 2019 scheduled events include:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion Ambassador Retreat (October 2018)

  2. Douglass Potluck (November 8, 2018)

  3. MLK Service Day Project (January 2019)

  4. Trip to Historical Museum in Washington, D.C. (January 2019)

  5. Women's Day at Douglass, for International Women's Day (March 8, 2019)


If you have any questions related to this application, please email the Douglass Diversity and Inclusion Program at