Our Diversity Peer Education Program Materials have been moved online to a virtual format using Blackboard software. The program is independent in completion and "go at your own pace" format. It is a module format that includes reflection for students to dive deeper into the concepts and how it relates to their own lives.
The DPE program and training offers students of many academic disciples, cultures, backgrounds, and interests an increased leadership credential in multicultural education. Participants engage in an immersive process on the foundations of multiculturalism, cultural competency, and social justice work, as well as application of learned skills to daily life experiences.
DPE provides an opportunity for students to become active participants in ally-ship and to become part of a community of learners that support understanding, respect, and appreciation for all people. Students are invited to apply each semester. Visit the Diversity Peer Educators page for more information.
To apply to this program, follow the link within the Training Information tab and fill out all the necessary information needed.
The mission of the DPE is to foster dialogue between students on topics of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ability, etc. and to promote an environment that celebrates all students through facilitated workshops and programs. The Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) program promotes inclusive and welcoming communities in the residence halls, in classrooms, student organizations, in the dining facilities, and campus. As a function of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the DPEs lead discussions and activities around issues of diversity and social justice.
The Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) position was created to work with student-staff and student leaders in promoting inclusive and welcoming environments at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. The DPEs serve as an extension of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The DPE position is a unique leadership opportunity to educate the UML community on understanding, respect, and support for all people.
Diversity Peer Educators (DPE) must:
Note: In-Person sessions will resume at a later date. Please refer to the instructions to access the virtual DPE experience above.