The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education has identified Five Core Competencies to guide the programs and services rendered to students. Each competency represents a deep commitment to student and communal development
Students will gain knowledge in effective leadership skills to mirror The Center for Race, Ethnicity & Diversity Education’s mission and goals: thinking, feeling, vision, listening, speaking/presentation skills, action, and fitness.
Students will learn the social history of self and explore how other cultures and subcultures function in society. A significant part of learning will address one’s biases, misconceptions, preconceived notions, and stereotypes.
Students will participate in researching international affairs, specifically those of third-world countries, while learning about social, political, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and occupational relations that influence life’s advancement.
Students will take active roles in service-learning initiatives and immersion experiences to be better-informed citizens. They will seek national charities that promote respect and civility toward underserved individuals and groups. Individually, students will take a personal inventory of their ability to manage money, finances, health, destiny, emotions, and their spiritual journey.
Recognizing that there are many life skills, but no definitive answers to life’s challenges, students will be exposed to the following psychosocial and interpersonal skills: interpersonal communication, negotiation, cooperation/teamwork, advocacy, critical thinking, and self-management.