Multicultural & Diversity Programs Wants YOU.

By on March 20, 2014
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The Office of Student Multicultural & Diversity Programs (SMDP) within Student Life is seeking new student leaders for the 2014-2015 academic term.  Students may apply for available positions in the following programs:

The leaders for the Multicultural Council, International Mentors, and Blazer Male Excellence Network have been selected and will be announced soon.

The application deadline is March 21, 2014. 

Free Food For Thought is a dialogue series that encourages community building that values diversity and that prompts participants to exchange viewpoints on selected topics, resulting in a greater awareness about issues and experiences across social and personal identities.  The current series is focused on immigration.

Student dialogue facilitators are responsible for fostering respectful discussion that results in learning outcomes and common ground.

The SafeZone Program provides a visible network of trained individuals that serve as a safe space for LGBTQ identified students, faculty or staff. SafeZone Peer Educators are committed to providing an environment in which every student and university employee is free to thrive on an academic, professional and personal level within a community that is based on respect and dignity.

The selected students will also serve as a part of the leadership team for LGBTQ programming and trainings within the SMDP.

In addition, both open positions will be a part of the core diversity training group which conducts brief workshops with Freshman-Year-Experience Courses (FYE), and both positions will serve as members of the SMDP student leadership team.

Here are some of the requirements:

Application Requirements:

  • Contact Information
  • Professional Resume
  • Agreement

Program Requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must be a full time or part time undergraduate or graduate student at UAB
  • Must have completed one term at UAB by the time of service – Fall 2014
  • Must be available to serve a full academic year
  • Complete all mandatory trainings
  • Complete and adhere to the SMDP Student Leadership contract
  • Attend all mandatory mentor events and activities

More information and the application are available on the official Selection 2014 page via  ‘

For specific questions, contact Raphael Richard, Coordinator of SMDP,  or stop by the office from 9 am­­—5 pm in the UAB Campus Recreation Center 190 (downstairs).

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