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Diversity Peer Advisor (DPA) Program

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Be The Change Campaign

OPAL's Diversity Peer Advisors (DPAs) proactively seek to create a campus community based on inclusion, equity, and respect.

They're available to:

  • Provide peer workshops
  • Answer questions in a nonjudgmental manner
  • Offer peer support for students who are concerned they may have experienced prejudice or discrimination
  • Make referrals to campus resources

DPAs receive specific training related to:

  • Race/ethnicity/culture
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Religious difference
  • Ability (physical, mental health, and learning)
  • Socioeconomic class and status

How to Become and Remain a DPA:

  • Complete the Diversity Peer Leadership Program (DPP) retreat
  • Attend a 4 hour initial training
  • Attend DPA meetings
  • Actively support the program's mission statement and meet the role and expectations of a peer advisor

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Last Updated: 5/25/10