Diversity Edge

Students will develop a world view and better understand and appreciate diversity.  They will:

  • Develop an appreciation for domestic diversity
  • Develop an appreciation for international diversity
  • Increase knowledge of different cultures in the United States and around the world
  • Better understand global issues

To satisfactorily achieve the outcome, students will complete:

  • 100 hours that will include a combination of international and domestic diversity (a minimum of at least 20 hours in each area)
  • Log your hours on the Superior Edge logging system
  • Write a reflection paper and complete a short survey

Examples of what would count towards completion of the Diversity Edge:

  • international diversity:  study/travel abroad; attend presentations, workshops, programs, or events; present personal experiences
  • domestic diversity:  attend presentations, workshops, or programs; participate in events such as Holocaust Awareness Week, Martin Luther King Week, National Coming Out Day, or the Pow Wow; experiences at a soup kitchen; working at Bay Cliff; tutoring at Lake Superior Village; working with the elderly; student exchange programs; membership in a diversity student organization

Possible Diversity Edge Activities:

  • Participate in programs having to do with diversity
  • Attend Skill Builder! workshops or other workshops dealing with diversity
  • Volunteer experience in diverse neighborhoods, cities, or countries
  • Study or live abroad
  • Take extra courses on diversity beyond the world cultures requirement
  • Become a member of a student organization approved as a diversity promotion group (out of your comfort zone):   All Nations Club, Black Student Union, Italian Student Union, Latin American Student Association, Native American Student Association, OUTLook, etc.