Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Leaders support the Office of Multicultural and Identity Programs’ mission by assisting in the development of a community that is socially just and equitable for students across all social identities. JEDI Leaders will act as a catalyst for generating socially conscious leaders who implement ET&A to uplift marginalized communities.
JEDI Leaders serve as a resource to support the needs and lived experiences of our students from historically marginalized and underrepresented communities, including activities such as mentorship, problem solving, conflict navigation, and resource delivery. Furthermore, JEDI leaders work to strengthen the student environment and advance the creation of an inclusive and affirming community by building relationships with students and conducting educational, cultural, social, and personal enrichment programs that promote dialogue, cultural awareness, intercultural knowledge and skills, and social justice principles.
The JEDI Coordinators, a senior leadership role that advises JEDI Leaders, also works to increase the awareness, knowledge and skills of their peers in the areas of social identity development, social justice, equity, and inclusion. JEDI Coordinators will co-facilitate trainings and dialogues both during summer training and throughout the academic year.
JEDI Leaders and Coordinators report to the Director of Multicultural and Identity Programs. The contacts for the JEDI Leader position are Patrick Hale and Michael Lara. For more information on the position, responsibilities, and eligibility, please see the full JEDI Leader Role Description (pdf).