Through mentorship, the Diversity Leadership Program is committed to building strong leaders who not only acknowledges the values of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion, but also recognizes the importance of developing intercultural competency through active engagement with academics, multicultural programs, and social justice initiatives. We strive to prepare students to become global citizens who are well-equipped to face the challenges of oppressive structures with local communities, on a national scale, or internationally.
Diversity Leaders are student leaders who have made a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus and community life. Through social justice mentorship, we seek to be role models for our mentees and the entire RWU community by continually examining intersectionality, power, privilege and oppression. We acknowledge that social identities are embedded in, and inextricably linked to, systemic and institutional dynamics that are historical, contextual, and political. Through our intentional acquisition of knowledge and skills, our cultivation of self-awareness, and our efforts to actualize diversity, social justice and equity, we strive to empower ourselves, empower our mentees, and empower all members of the RWU community.