Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

EMPOWER Peer Educators

Description:
EMPOWER is a social justice and diversity education program that educates, inspires and encourages Carolinians to become active and informed individuals who develop an appreciation for multicultural ideals

Recruitment:
Year-round; applications available Spring 2014 semester to become a Diversity Peer Educator

Qualifications:

  • Must attend EMPOWER meetings and/or Diversity Dialogues.
  • Completion of application.
  • Undergraduate: 2.5 GPA; full-time student
  • Graduate: 3.0 GPA

Class Requirements:
None

Training:
Spring training following acceptance: 3-5 hours mid-to-late April; 2 hour Fall refresher training during Welcome Week.  Diversity Peer Educator In Training Program is on-going; join by attending EMPOWER meetings.

Meetings:
Meetings are the every other Monday at 5:30 in RH 302 with Diversity Peer Educators trainings on the opposing Mondays

Time Commitment:
2-3 hours/week with office hours, presentations and meetings

Contact:
Gavin Weiser, Assistant Director for Multicultural Student Affairs and EMPOWER Advisor weiser@sc.edu Phone: 803-777-7716

Website:
www.sa.sc.edu/sl/empower

Social Media Site(s):
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empoweratusc

Twitter: EMPOWERatUofSC

Pay:

None