“Ethnicity should enrich us; it should make us a unique people in our diversity and not be used to divide us.”—Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Politician


This community is designed to be a space for people who identify with or are interested in learning more about diversity and ethnic heritage backgrounds. This community offers resources, programs, events, and networking opportunities that can enrich the academic experience and promote success as a student. Importantly, we offer a support system to promote the academic and personal success of each student!

The Ethnic/Racial Heritage Identity/Affinity Community brings together faculty, staff, alums, and community members seeking to invest early in our next generation of leaders: diverse students who have succeeded through trials and are ready to lead the way toward finding solutions to problems in our society today. Our ethnic heritage informs how we may be unique and different from others, and how we can learn to complement each other and collaborate toward reaching our goals. Because of our diversity, many members of non-majority groups are at the end of oppression and lack of access. This community is designed to recognize, appreciate, celebrate, promote, and support each individual because of their diversity and contributions. This is a space where students can focus on becoming ready to develop as early career professionals.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Thinking About Graduate School? Check Out The Virtual Idealist Grad School Fair

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Are you considering a graduate school program that provides meaning and helps drive change? Check out the virtual Idealist Grad School Fair! Connect with HUNDREDS of social-impact graduate programs over 12 days from Sept. 10 to Oct. 20. It’s free, …

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Being Black In America: ‘We Have A Place In This World Too’

Being Black In America: 'We Have A Place In This World Too'

In the wake of the death of George Floyd protest continue across the United States as communities work to end systemic racism.  In this article from NPR, black Americans describe their fear, anger and weariness about tragic killings that are …

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How Black Lives Matter Began: Meet the Women Whose Hashtag Turned Into a Global Movement

How Black Lives Matter Began: Meet the Women Whose Hashtag Turned Into a Global Movement

It started with a not-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman the man who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin and in the subsequent aftermath and shocked public reaction, a hashtag turned into a global movement.  This story from E! Online …

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Internships Available With The Latin American News Digest!

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The Latin American News Digest is seeking qualified students for a limited number of internships for Fall 2020. Because the goal of the Digest is essentially a didactic one, to spread the word about news from Latin America, we feel strongly …

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Alumni Spotlight: Cassandra Edouard C’2011, Therapist, Model, & Businesswoman

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CASSANDRA EDOUARD has a passion for helping families, especially young women who struggle with poor self-esteem, anxiety and depression. After Drew she pursued a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and now works as a Family Treatment and Rehabilitation Therapist at …

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