Diversity and Inclusion
 

 

 

Office for Diversity & Inclusion

Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is one of the assets of West Texas A&M University. Our perspective of academic excellence specifically includes multiple aspects of diversity. Academic excellence results in part, from opportunities to create, interact, and benefit from association with others. Request for Diversity Training.

 

Diversity Ambassadors

Apply today!
We are now taking applications for the 2020-2021 school year. To apply for Diversity Ambassadors, click HERE. Someone from the Office for Diversity and Inclusion will contact you. Please apply, and you will receive an email with more information. The deadline has been extended and interviews are postponed.

 

Diversity Ambassadors

Diversity Ambassadors

Diversity Ambassadors are change agents dedicated to serving and representing the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Ambassadors assist in developing diversity program initiatives, as well as being liaisons to various university committees and student organizations. Ambassadors consist of WTAMU students who are committed to promoting deep cultural awareness. They strive to build better intercultural relations while increasing campus-wide participation in cross-cultural and multicultural programs.

What are the benefits of being a Diversity Ambassador?
Benefits of being an ambassador include: serving as a student representative for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion; increasing intercultural competence, such as awareness and skills of working with others; internal focus on self-growth; and leading and/or participating in various diversity-related events and programs.

What are the responsibilities of a Diversity Ambassador?
Diversity Ambassadors serve as a student representative for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion during the academic school year by following the eligibility criteria outlined in the application process. They will attend all required general meetings and retreats each semester, as well as complete the Participation Points requirements. One should become knowledgeable about the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, its resources and inform all constituents about its services. Ambassadors will promote the Office for Diversity and Inclusion events and programs to the campus and Canyon/Amarillo communities. They will also actively participate in committees to develop diversity program initiatives and fundraisers. Diversity Ambassadors as a whole represent a wide variety of people from different races, religions, nationalities and cultures. However, they all have one thing in common: they all have the passion for diversity and the program’s mission.

How does one become a Diversity Ambassador?
A West Texas A&M University student in good standing should be able to attend scheduled mandatory trainings, demonstrate an appreciation for diversity and exhibit academic excellence, strong communication skills and strong leadership potential. Those requirements include a minimum GPA of a 2.5. The application consists of background information, University involvement and essay responses. After you submit your application, you will extend an invitation for an interview before final selections. Applications will be available soon!

Apply today!
We are now taking applications for the 2020-2021 school year. To apply for Diversity Ambassadors, click HERE. Someone from the Office for Diversity and Inclusion will contact you. Interviews will be held Monday, March 30.

For more information please contact the Office for Diversity and Inclusion 806 651-8480
or email us at diversity-inclusion@wtamu.edu

Women in Pearls

WIP

 

Dear Supporters,

We regret to inform you that this year’s Women in Pearls Empowerment Dinner has been cancelled, due to precautions in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We learn more each day, and feel it is prudent to make decisions to ensure the safety of our community.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to next year’s event. Dr. Walter Wendler, president and CEO of West Texas A&M University, has implored faculty and staff to proceed cautiously pertaining to future events with the intention to keep the best interest of students, faculty, staff and the community. Although students, faculty and staff have been encouraged not to travel during Spring Break, there is no way for this to be guaranteed. With that in mind, we cannot in good conscience continue with this event, which is immediately after Spring Break.

We are issuing full refunds, and you’ll receive an email within the next few days to confirm how your refund has been issued. Depending on the speaker’s availability, we are looking to hold Women of Pearls on Monday, Sept. 21.

For questions, please contact us at the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at West Texas A&M University at (806) 651-8482 or aallen@wtamu.edu.

Regards,

Angela Allen
Chief Officer for Diversity and Inclusion
West Texas A&M University