Diversity Student Ambassadors

Diversity Student Ambassadors

Diversity Student Ambassadors

Mission & Purpose

In collaboration with the Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity Programs, the Diversity Student Ambassadors focus on peer education around diversity and inclusion by developing and assisting with programs targeted towards all communities represented on campus. These individuals bring diverse perspectives and are dedicated to the continuation of support for all members of our community in the pursuit of all-inclusive excellence through diversity. The ambassadors strive to:

  • Advance learning and knowledge by applying theory to practice.
  • Prepare students with the skills needed in a growing multicultural world.
  • Challenge themselves to identify the legacy they want to leave behind.
  • Participate in community outreach (i.e. Saturday Academy).
  • Cultivate student leaders who are focused on current diversity issues.

If you're interested in becoming an ambassador, the applications will be available around April 2018. If you have any questions about becoming an ambassador or would like to know more about the program in general, you can contact Caroline Duffy at carolineduffy@email.wcu.edu.


Beneath the Surface Stories

Beneath the Surface Stories is an all-inclusive event for all members of our community on WCU's campus to share unidentified accounts of discrimination (ex. race & ethnicity, sexual orientation & identity, culture, etc.). Submissions will be showcased at an exhibit to be held on April 9th in the Blue Ridge Conference Center. Click here to submit your story.


Recently, the ambassadors helped with set-up for the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration on February 15, 2018. They will also be helping with the International Festival on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. To learn more about the ambassadors' availability to volunteer, contact Caroline Duffy at carolineduffy@email.wcu.edu.


Name Class/Status Major(s)/Programs
Daniel Ortiz Senior Criminal Justice & Sociology
Josiah Buchanan Junior International Studies & Political Science
David Benoit Sophomore Political Science & International Studies
Imani Jones Sophomore Communication Sciences and Disorders & Special Education
Robert Mack Sophomore International Studies, Political Science, & Japanese
Autumn James Freshman Film and Television Production
Eric Cotter International Student Parks and Recreation Management
Caroline Duffy (GA & Coordinator) Graduate Student M.Ed. Higher Education Student Affairs


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