Attention all students: below is a description of a new independent study program with the Secretary of Diversity Office at the Student Government Association. The application for the program is attached in a word document.
“The Student Government Association is Expanding the Secretary of Diversity Office.
The Student Government Association exists to promote the general welfare of all university undergraduate students regardless of socioeconomic, racial, religious, cultural, gender, sexual orientation and political characteristics.
The Secretary and Associate Secretary of Diversity are tasked with representing all cultural, religious, and Greek organizations on campus.
In order to achieve fair and equal representation (on campus and in SGA), the Secretary of Diversity is offering directorship positions to properly advocate for our diverse student population.
Directors will be eligible to receive 6 academic credits through the Student Activities and Involvement and Student Organization Resource Center.
The directors perform important roles to assist the Student Government Association in fulfilling its mission. These various directors will serve as liaisons between SGA and the cultural organizations they identify with.
1. Meeting with assigned cultural student organizations (executive board and general body) on a bi-weekly basis.
2. Documenting issues of cultural organizations (budget information, gaining emergency funding, etc.) and voicing concerns to Secretary of Diversity and Senate.
3. Assisting Associate Secretary of Diversity in planning cultural workshops and forums.
4. Encouraging students in assigned cluster to run for Senate.
5. Participating in Diversity and Student Engagement Committee meetings.
6. Attending performances/cultural programs held by organizations in other clusters.
7. Completing five-to-seven page assessment paper in the Spring semester.
8. Perform additional tasks required by Student Activities and Involvement Internship program.
1. Ability to work with a racially, ethnically, socioeconomically, religiously, and culturally diverse group of students.
2. Ability to help mediate frustrations and conflicts between student leaders.
3. Some experience in collaborating with organizations.
4. Willingness to participate in trainings/workshops including, but not limited to, power, racial privilege, oppression, microagressions, sexual assault, and Title IX.
We ask that you please forward this information to qualified students and encourage them to apply.
Priority applications due by September 5th. All applications due by September 12th.
We also ask that you please review the attached materials, especially the organizational structure and placements. Our goal is to be as inclusive as possible so it is vital we hear from all groups.
Applications and materials are attached. For more information or to give feedback, please to do not hesitate to contact:
SECRETARY OF DIVERSITY DIRECTORSHIP APPLICATION. (Click to download!)