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p.e.a.c.e. leaders

the peer educators and advocates for campus equality, or popularly known as p.e.a.c.e., is a premiere leadership group that puts students in front of their peers to serve as ethical role models and facilitators of conversations about diversity and inclusion.

encouraging cultural competency

p.e.a.c.e. leaders are dedicated to encouraging conversations that support cultural competency among their peers and to help them develop a deeper understanding of cultural difference.

the program drives awareness of social justice and diversity issues, such as stereotyping, discrimination, and prejudice. students in this program undergo extensive training to prepare them to facilitate small group discussions on issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, privilege, and more.

sponsored by the center for student diversity (csd), the p.e.a.c.e. leader program is designed to educate and sensitize students to the diversity of the university community, and to help enhance understanding across difference.

training for p.e.a.c.e. leaders is facilitated by the center for student diversity staff. find out how you can get involved by contacting the office.

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p.e.a.c.e. leaders serve as a mentor for new students, engaging them in the community and connecting them to resources.

future leaders

students who become p.e.a.c.e. leaders develop skills in event management, and mentorship by having the opportunity to coordinate and run the mount’s pre-orientation trip mountward bound—unity from start to finish, and then serving as a resource for those first-year students as they acclimate to campus life. additionally, students develop key life skills such as communication, leadership, teamwork and public speaking by hosting workshops, trainings, and regular peer-to-peer conversations.

student-leaders walk away with an understanding of the environment around them, how to be confident, and what it truly means to be to be a steward of others.

roles and responsibilities

  • serve as a mentor to new students, engaging them in the community and connecting them to resources.
  • plan and facilitate workshops, retreats, conferences, service projects and on-going student programs.
  • develop awareness and appreciation of diversity and inclusive issues across campus.
  • participate in training and personal development to stay current on topics related to diversity and inclusion.
  • attend csd signature events
  • attend and engage in regular operational collaborations between students and faculty/staff.
  • host a minimum of two courageous conversations and one peer training session per semester.
  • facilitate unity mountward bound orientation.
  • provide a safe space for peers to interact positively and to show respect for others rights, feelings, experiences, diverse backgrounds, and personal and university property.