You have a passion for traveling the world, learning or working in international affairs. Now you can highlight your global experiences in and beyond the classroom. Embracing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice (DEIBJ) is not just a standalone initiative but an integral and natural part of the Global Engagement program, enriching your journey as you traverse the globe, fostering a deep understanding of diverse cultures, and promoting a more inclusive and equitable world.

Global Engagement Distinction Requirements:

  1. Sign up and select the Global Engagement Distinction in the RHED portal
  2. Complete 2 approved courses within the Global Engagement Distinction
  3. Complete 2 pre-approved experiences within the Global Engagement Distinction
  4. One of the courses OR experiences must be completed internationally (outside the U.S.)
  5. Complete guided reflections for courses / experiences and submit supporting artifacts for each course
    • Reflection: An academic reflection is a short essay for assessment in an academic, experiential learning and skill development context. Guided questions/ prompts provided.
    • Learning Artifact: A learning artifact is something that you created in response to a course assignment. It may be an essay, slideshow, website, poster, brochure, or something else.

See the Approved Global Engagement courses.

View Pre-approved Global Engagement experiences.

Check out the RHED Global Engagement Rubric.

Option: Students may propose a custom-designed experience or request a course approval by contract.

  • Submitted by student to reflect their individual experiences
  • Must meet at least half of the Distinction's learning outcomes
  • Individual request approval is managed by the RHED committee members

Upon graduation, the Distinction is added to student's transcript, they receive a certificate, and are awarded a RED braided cord to wear at graduation.

RHED Portal & Sign-up