Graduate Student Workshop: Demystifying Diversity Statements


Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 3:00pm to 4:00pm



Led by Ashlie Sandoval, Assistant Director for Equity and Inclusion, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning

Though an increasing number of faculty search committees ask candidates to submit diversity statements, guidance about how to compose an effective statement—indeed, even about what they are and why they can be valuable to institutions and candidates’ own professional development—remains scarce. How can you approach writing a diversity statement, considering your own identity and motivation in the context of sharing how you can contribute to making institutions more inclusive and equitable? In this workshop, we will explore ways to craft a compelling diversity statement and engage in hands-on activities that help you define your values in regard to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) as well as consider how your research, teaching, and service actualize your EDIB goals.

Please Note: This is a repeat offering of the workshop on October 5th. The content of the two workshops will be the same.