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The Office of Diversity Initiatives strives to:

  • Build a community of diversity through support, unity and guidance within Teacher Education
  • Develop strategies that will recruit and retain underrepresented students in Teacher Education
  • Provide programming the will increase awareness of diversity and inclusion of all cultures through strategically planning, developing, implementing and supporting initiatives designed to enhance the climate related to diversity for students

Office programming includes:

Holmes Scholars Program

The Holmes Scholars Program supports students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in doctoral programs in education.

S.E.E.D.

S.E.E.D. serves as an organization which supports and cultivates multiculturalism within the Teacher Education Program.

BoilerMENTOR Program

In the BoilerMENTOR program, first-year students are connected with a peer mentor within the College of Education to assist first-year students in completing their academic goals.

Transfer to Teacher Education: T2TE (Spring)

T2TE is a full day Teacher Education Experience that provides transfer students with the opportunity to explore teaching as a profession, while understanding the intricacies of the transfer processes.

Think Education! Appreciate Culture Happening at TE!ACH (Summer)

Inspired by our key theme of social justice and diversity – TE!ACH is a Weekend Teacher Education Cultural Immersion that provides students with experiences that will enhance their knowledge about the path to teaching while exploring the cultural contexts of teaching and learning. TE!ACH is offered in the summer for high school juniors and seniors.

REAL TALK Thursdays (Ongoing)

Interested in real, authentic talk around issues in education and diversity? Is creating awareness and helping develop stronger alliances important to you? Are you a reflective person who never assumes, pushes implications and test implications? If you’ve answered yes, this is the space for you. Join the College of Education for monthly forums as we challenge one another for deeper understanding.

 

Meet the Staff

Shana Jones
Director of Diversity Initiatives
Email: shanajones@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-496-6272
Room: BRNG 3210