Diversity education workshops empower students to be leaders in a diverse community.
Diversity Education Workshops
Seeking a fresh approach to diversity training for your students? Looking for a fun and educational activity for your organization? MSL is dedicated to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus through initiatives like the Diversity Educators program. The Diversity Educators team provides the campus with workshops aiming to empower students to be leaders in a diverse global community.
Available workshops for 2023-2024 include:
- Understanding Social Difference
- “Understanding Social Difference” gives students opportunities to think about their own experiences, identities, and perspectives. This workshop is recommended for participants seeking an introductory-level conversation about difference and social identity.
- Identifying Implicit Bias
- “Identifying Implicit Bias” discusses the characteristics and impacts of implicit bias before offering tangible action items and considerations for application.
- Multicultural Organization Development
- “Multicultural Organization Development” introduces theory-based approaches and action-oriented methods to cultivate cultures of mattering and belonging within student organizations.
Student organizations, university departments, and academic classes are invited to request an interactive workshop from our Diversity Educators team using the request form linked below.
Workshop Learning Outcomes
Workshop participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of one’s own identity, culture, and heritage and seek to learn more about others
- Confront prejudices and discrimination by promoting multicultural competency
- Apply a multiculturally competent framework to their student organizations and campus involvement
MSL Diversity Educators are undergraduate students dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, identity development, and social justice. The Diversity Educators program is an Office of Multicultural Student Life initiative centered around proactive education and advocacy. By developing and presenting original educational workshops and hosting innovative campus programs, the Diversity Educators foster an environment committed to lifelong learning and multicultural development.
Want to join the Diversity Educators team?
Applications open Friday, October 20, 2023.
Follow us on Instagram at @utkdivedu to make sure you don’t miss out on information about upcoming events or opportunities to join our team!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: When is the earliest I can request a workshop from the MSL Diversity Educators?
A: All requests must be submitted at least two weeks before the desired date of your workshop. Due to the high volume of requests, we encourage interested classrooms and departments to submit their reservation requests as soon as possible.
Q: Who can request a workshop with the MSL Diversity Educators?
A: The Diversity Educators deliver workshops to academic classrooms and student organizations. Any current students, staff, and faculty members are eligible to request a workshop with the Diversity Educators using the Facilitation Request Form linked above.
Q: Who is eligible to become a Diversity Educator?
A: The MSL Diversity Educators team is composed of trained undergraduate students. Students interested in joining the Diversity Educators team must be freshman, sophomore, or junior-status students at the time of their application. At this time, this initiative is unable to recruit graduate student members.
Q: Can the MSL Diversity Educators facilitate faculty training?
A: The MSL Diversity Educators do not deliver facilitations to university faculty or professional staff. The Diversity Educators’ content is designed to serve undergraduate and graduate-level students.
Q: Do the Diversity Educators investigate campus climate concerns?
A: The MSL Diversity Educators do not investigate or oversee campus climate concerns. The Campus Climate Impact Committee under the Office of the Dean of Students provides outreach, support, and education to those who may have been affected by a campus climate concern. You can find more information about how to define and report a campus climate concern at https://studentlife.utk.edu/campusclimate/.
For all other questions or inquiries, please contact Multicultural Student Life Coordinator Allie Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org