"We think about change as a major program. In reality, much of the
change comes in small constructive acts that build on each
Many of us are looking outside of ourselves for what you can
Think more about what "I" can do. If everybody took
for change,I think we'd get more of it. I'm
tired of accusing. I'm
tired of excuses. I'm ready for some
action. Figure out some way
to make a contribution."
Haynes, U of M Senior Psychologist
in an Upcoming Workshop or Event
Become a Diversity Peer Educator (DPE)
Join a Multicultural Campus Orginization
in an Upcoming Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat
Other Things You
Diversity Peer Educators (DPE)
Challenge Yourself Learn From Someone Else Find Common Ground
The Diversity Peer Educators' purpose is to
facilitate dialogue among students and other members of the campus
community in regards to diversity issues, to provide information about
diversity at UMM as well as worldwide, and to serve as campus resources.
DPEs facilitate programs in the residence halls, participate in classroom
discussion, and facilitate discussions following campus events and
activities. Individuals interested in volunteering should plan to attend
training sessions in the fall.
The Diversity Peer Educators organization is an outgrowth of the larger
Campus of Difference Initiative.
For more information, contact the DPE Student Coordinator.
Multicultural Organizations at the
University of Minnesota, Morris
Put into ACTION your commitment to building common ground at UMM.
Pick from the ideas below or create your own for your personal
- Take Malinda Miller's common ground pledge.
"I, _________ , will make a successful effort to get to know the
persons listed below. I agree NEVER to judge them (nor others) but to
see them and hear them as individuals. We will agree to respect each
other -- our differences and our similarities -- while learning about
each other."(List the names of 4 people.)
- Speak up when you hear bigoted comments or racist jokes.
- Become a Diversity Peer Educator (see DPE page
for more details).
- Sit by someone you don't know in class and get to know them...walk
out with them and see what they thought of class.
- Attend an event sponsored by one of UMM's minority student
- Get to know a Cougar athlete...a theatre major...an art major...a
chemistry major...Break stereotypes.
- Apply to attend the Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat- email for more information
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