Diversity Ambassadors

The UMKC Division of Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, are seeking ten passionate and self-aware UMKC students who have a demonstrated commitment to social justice, diversity, and equity, to apply for the Diversity Ambassador Program!

Students chosen for this rewarding initiative will become trained facilitators of diversity peer education and intergroup dialogues. Each Ambassador will lead, support, and organize Diversity and Inclusion trainings and special events, with the opportunity to meet and collaborate with UMKC Staff, Faculty and Community Constituents and represent the student voice, within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.

The Diversity Ambassadors are always representing the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, and the UMKC campus as a whole. These students will gain valuable interpersonal communication, facilitator, and leadership skills, as well as the opportunity to build community and relationships across the UMKC community.

Qualifications:

  1. The Diversity Ambassador Program is eligible to any UMKC undergraduate student after completion of their first year with a cumulative grade point average of 5 or higher.
  2. Available for three-day training the week of August 15 – 17 and mandatory monthly team meetings (specific dates to be determined, based on class schedule)
  3. Availability to co-facilitate a minimum of three trainings per semester
  4. Availability to lead, support, attend, or organize three special events throughout the year such as conferences, lectures, and other large-scale initiatives.
  5. Commit to 1 Academic Year (Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters)
  6. Must be in good standing with the institution
  7. Ability to positively represent UMKC at all times

Benefits:

  1. Gain skills, awareness, and knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  2. Develop leadership, communication/public speaking, and organizing skills
  3. $500/year stipend – $250 per semester

Trainings:

Trainings are available for UMKC students, student organizations and classes.

  • Introduction to Diversity
  • The Science and Impact of Unconscious Bias
  • Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World

We are also able to customize to meet the needs of students.

For more information on how to become a diversity ambassador OR if you would like to schedule a training or dialogue session for your group, please contact Lona Davenport  (davenportlm@umkc.edu or 816-235-6510).