EGSAC has worked with the departments Director of Graduate Study to implement a EGSAC Graduate Student Diversity Advocate team. This was a new initiative that started in fall 2016. A diversity advocate is an engineering graduate student who works with their home department’s Graduate Program Office and EGSAC to build a more inclusive community among engineering graduate students.
Questions about the EGSAC Department Diversity Advocates program should be directed to Lauren Logan.
Responsibilities of a Diversity Advocate
- Attend monthly EGSAC Diversity Advocate team meetings to discuss efforts in various departments to foster an inclusive environment.
- Meet with the Director of Graduate Studies in their home department at least twice a semester (fall and spring) to discuss the diversity initiatives for the department (e.g., seminar speakers, graduate recruitment, incoming faculty).
- Assist their home department’s Graduate Office with organization of events around inclusion, and assist the EGSAC team with targeted diversity initiatives approved by the Dean of Engineering and the Office of Graduate, Professional and Online programs.
How to Apply
Students interested in serving as a diversity advocate for their department need to complete the online application by April 15, 2018. Students must be enrolled for the entire upcoming academic year, 2018-2019, to be eligible. Students will be notified by May 15, 2018. Any questions about the application process may be directed to Rhonda McElroy.
2017-2018 Diversity Advocates
- Bianca Bailey
email@example.com / Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering
- Carlos Renteria
firstname.lastname@example.org / Department of Bioengineering
- Uzoma Nwabara
email@example.com / Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
- Tim Alston
firstname.lastname@example.org / Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
- Hanna Schamis
email@example.com / Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering
Previous Diversity Advocates