Diversity Peer Educators

The CDI Diversity Peer Educators are a group of current American University students who facilitate conversations across campus with the goal of creating a more civil and inclusive environment.

You can request the Diversity Peer Educators to come to your student organization, classroom, or residence hall by completing our Training Request Form. The below sessions can be tailored to your organization's needs or we can work together to create something specifically for your group:

  • Mapping Your Identity: This activity focuses on gaining a better understanding of your own personal identities so that you can understand the ways that identities impact other people.
  • Visualizing Your Privilege: This activity explores the concept of privilege by understanding how it plays out in everyday life.
  • Creating Inclusive Communities: Explore how diversity and inclusion impact you personally and interpersonally in this reflective workshop that will give you strategies to be more inclusive in the communities to which you belong.
  • Assumptions About Race: This workshop provides a brief overview of race, what it is, and what it means in U.S. society, along with the complexities of ethnicity. You will learn about the differences between prejudice, discrimination and racism and explore the common misunderstandings and assumptions people may have about race.
  • Privilege Primer: This activity is a quick introduction to the concept of privilege and will help you to understand the basics of where privilege comes from in the United States.

In addition to the above sessions, CDI's Diversity Peer Educators also help to create timely programs and discussions throughout the year.

Due to increased interest, the Diversity Peer Educator program is currently under review and will resume in Spring 2019. We encourage you to apply when the program resumes. Thank you for your patience.

Time Commitment: Diversity Peer Educators need to be available for a 1-2 day training each semester, monthly meetings throughout the year, and commit to facilitating a minimum of 3 sessions a semester. Detailed information about the amount of hours required can be found on the application.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact cdi@american.edu.

Diversity Peer Educators for 2017

Our Fall 2017 Diversity Peer Educators

 LGBTQ Peer Educators

Looking for an LGBTQ leadership opportunity? Want to help educate the AU community on LGBTQ identities?

The LGBTQ Peer Educators are a group of current American University students who support LGBTQ educational programs on campus.

You can request an LGBTQ Peer Educator to come to your student organization, classroom, or residence hall by completing our Training Request Form. The below sessions can be tailored to your organization's needs or we can work together to create something specifically for your group:

  • Rainbow Speakers Bureau- (RSB) is a chance to give a peer to peer perspective on real LGBTQ experiences. These panels are made up of LGBTQ Peer Educators and can be scheduled at anytime during the semester and catered specifically to the needs of your class, student organization, or group. 
  • Queer Talk - Queer Talk is CDI's LGBTQ Peer Advising and Conversations Program. Either through one-on-one communication or group conversations, Queer Talk allows students to talk with other students about LGBTQ identities, issues, or questions. Peer advising and the group conversations are facilitated by the CDI LGBTQ Peer Educators.
  • Coming Out Monologues- An annual community event to celebrate National Coming Out Day, featuring monologues written and performed by American University students.

In addition to leading the programs above, the LGBTQ Peer Educators work to continually advise and enhance all of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's LGBTQ programs and events. Selected students will receive training in leadership and social justice, with opportunities for personal and professional growth throughout the year.

Due to increased interest, the LGBTQ Peer Educator program is currently under review and will resume in Spring 2019. We encourage you to apply when the program resumes. Thank you for your patience.

Time Commitment: The LGBTQ Peer Educators need to be available for a 1-2 day training each semester, monthly meetings throughout the year, and commit to facilitating a minimum of 2 panels per semester. Detailed information about the amount of hours required can be found on the application

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact cdi@american.edu.

Fall 2017 LGBTQ Peer Educators

 Our Fall 2017 LGBTQ Peer Educator Team