[ugrads] FW: Additional Diversity Peer Leader Position Information

Greg Fasshauer fasshauer at iit.edu
Fri Oct 26 16:32:50 CDT 2007

Here's more info about the Diversity Peer Leader position...

Greg Fasshauer
Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Applied Mathematics
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL 60616
Office: Engineering 1, Room 208A
email: fasshauer at iit.edu  or fass at math.iit.edu
Phone: (312) 567-3149
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Subject: Additional Diversity Peer Leader Position Information


Below is more information on the position.  It includes what we're 
looking for in candidates and a job description.  I am also attaching 
a copy of the application in the event any of your students are in 

I would like to take the time to thank you all for your support.  It 
is truly appreciated!

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Teresa Moreno
OMSS Graduate Intern

General Qualifications/ Characteristics

.	Advocate for diversity with aspiration to work toward positive 
.	Understands and supports diversity in all areas.
.	Ability to plan and facilitate diversity programs.
.	Non-judgmental of diverse situations and populations.
.	Creative, energetic and works well as a team member.
.	Possesses time management and organizing skills.  
.	The ability to maintain confidentiality.
.	Great listening skills.
.	Holds at least a sophomore standing.
.	Good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 cumulative and 
semester GPA.
.	Full-time student status with no academic overload.

Diversity Peer Leader (DPL) Responsibilities:

Selected Diversity Peer Leaders are expected to fulfill the following 
job description. 

.	Plan events during the academic semester/year to help IIT 
students better    understand and appreciate the value of diversity.
.	Assistant in Diversity planned events by peers and by WSDE/ 
.	Be knowledgeable of all on campus and several off campus 
resources related to diversity education and awareness.
.	Participate in mandatory ambassador training sessions, weekly 
meetings and discussion groups.
.	Work with student organizations and departments to increase 
and facilitate diversity awareness.
.	Actively communicate with DPL team members via the online 
diversity forum, internet, e-mail and/ or phone.
.	Work with students on an interpersonal level to ensure no 
student is left out of activities and help students feel comfortable 
with discussions on diversity and multiculturalism.
.	Work with other DPLs and the administration to ensure 
professional programming. 
.	Evaluate the program so that constant improvements can be made.
.	Work to build the group's trust, acceptance, and good feelings.
.	Be enthusiastic while working on the program and supporting 
the program, team members and participants.
.	Adhere to the University's rules and regulations.

DPL Expectations:
.	To be creative, knowledgeable, and resourceful in event 
.	Attendance at ALL Diversity events during the semester.
.	To strive to engage students in discussions on topics 
concerning diversity and multiculturalism.
.	To be committed to learning about diversity and 
.	To work as a community not only with fellow team members, but 
also with the students of IIT.

*All DPLs will receive a budget of $150 to implement their programming 
in Spring 2008*
*DPLs will be compensated with a $350 Stipend*

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