Grad Rebel Workshop: Developing a Diversity Statement


Mar. 1, 2019, 10am to 11:30am

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Graduate Commons (LLB 2141)


Universities and colleges are increasingly asking job applicants for faculty positions to provide a diversity statement, which addresses how they will contribute to inclusion, equity, and diversity in their teaching, research, and service. By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn about what a diversity statement is

  • Learn about the characteristics/components of successful diversity statements

  • Understand why they are a beneficial component of your application for an academic position

  • Workshop a draft or completed Diversity Statement with other workshop attendees

For this workshop, please bring at least two print copies (or a digital copy) of either a  draft or completed Diversity Statement. Participants will exchange their statements with other workshop attendees. Thus, they will both provide and receive feedback on their statements. In addition, there will be a faculty member present to answer any questions on Diversity Statements.

After this workshop, you will be prepared to either start your first Diversity Statement draft or revise an existing draft to ensure that it accurately reflects your beliefs and experiences on contributing to inclusion, diversity, and equity in your teaching, research, and service.


  • Dr. Erica Marti, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction

  • Dr. Courtney Carter, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Sociology

  • Dr. Harriet Barlow, Executive Director, The Intersection: Academic Multicultural Resource Center

Lifecycle Stage: Middle and Late Master’s and Middle and Late Doctoral

Learning Experience: Panel & Interactive

Admission Information

This workshop is open to all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance for the workshop.

Contact Information

Graduate College
Valarie Burke

External Sponsor

Graduate College & GPSA