Diversity Peer Educator
The Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) Program offers students of many academic disciplines, cultures, backgrounds, and interests an increased leadership credential in multicultural education. The DPEs are instrumental in creating a more inclusive environment at UMass Lowell. The DPE program is a unique leadership opportunity to educate the University of Massachusetts Lowell community about understanding, respect, and support for all people. We actively recruit, select, and train DPEs in the fall and spring semesters.
Why become a DPE?
- 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 students, University staff and administrators
- better the UMass Lowell 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
- have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA and be in good judicial standing
- be students planning to enroll at UMass Lowell for the semester and 1 semester beyond the application date
- be able to attend a two-day training, and additional fun and engaging training workshops to meet other DPEs, build their own awareness, and learn new skill (exact dates TBA).
The Spring 2013 application (pdf) deadline is February 15, 2013. If you would you like more information please e-mail the office at Multicultural_Affairs@uml.edu.