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OPAL Ambassadors: A Peer Education Program
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Mission

OPAL Ambassadors aim to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to create change and engage in productive conversations about diversity, inclusion, and mutual respect. OPAL Ambassadors are diverse student leaders who contribute to the goal of an inclusive campus community by educating on issues of diversity and inclusion among their peers and by helping to create a living, learning, and working environment that is welcoming for members of all identities.

OPAL Ambassadors will serve as a valuable resource for their peers and campus partners.

 

OPAL Ambassadors commit to helping students gain insights, value diversity, and take actions by:

  • Working with the OPAL to plan and facilitate peer workshops, education opportunities, and awareness programs that address a wide range of social justice, diversity, and inclusion issues and topics. 
  • Working with OPAL to create electronic campaigns and tabling events to support campus-wide programming efforts.
  • Seeking out opportunities for collaborative projects with student organizations and campus partners. 
  • Providing opportunities to develop effective cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Educating on and encouraging the use of bias incident reporting and other campus resources.
  • Becoming a nationally Certified Peer Educator, including certificate, membership card, and resume attachment.

What does it take to become an OPAL Ambassador?

  • Demonstrate an interest, passion, commitment, and willingness to learn and educate peers on social justice, diversity, and inclusion issues.
  • Possess a strong interest in issues of difference and diversity and a desire to develop inter-community relationships to support intersectionality and pluralism, with an awareness of local and global cultural issues and concerns
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills and/or a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Be highly motivated, patient, enthusiastic, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to effectively manage time and multiple projects.
  • Must be committed to the mission of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership.

 

OPAL Ambassadors Program Requirements

  • Able to commit to serving as an OPAL Ambassadors for at least two terms (fall required, plus either winter or spring)
  • Attend a required overnight training retreat starting on Saturday, September 23rd at 8 am until Sunday, September 24th at 1 pm.
  • Attend required weekly team meeting; day and times TBD.
  • Be available to commit an average of 4-6 hours a week to the program.

Application

OPAL is looking for talented, outgoing, and passionate students ready to use their creativity and motivation to promote OPAL's values of social justice, dialogue, and inclusion across the Dartmouth community.

Students of all identities and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply!

Please submit a completed application by Tuesday, September 12th at 11:59 pm. Your completed application packet requires an updated resume. Please send your resume to OPAL.education@dartmouth.edu 

APPLICATION LINK HERE

 

Please direct any questions and concerns to OPAL.Education@dartmouth.edu.

Last Updated: 8/30/17