During the 2011.2012 year, over 30 Scholars will be volunteering in the dCenter, creating an inclusive community, meaningful programs, and continuing their own journey to becoming agents of change. Missing out? Want to be a part of the dCenter’s growth from the ground up?
The dCenter is a busy, bustling place. People are in and out, working on everything from homework to butcher-paper banners for Carnival to club meetings to naps. The space is special and tailor made for student comfort and access. Of the students who come into the dCenter, our Rieke Scholars are the advance guard, a special category of student leader who applies for a scholarship that means something outside of the application. Each scholar, when they accept the scholarship, is required to become an active member of the dCenter space, planning programs, helping others get acquainted in the space, and being a positive face for guest. Committing to three hours a week, nearly 45 hours a semester, Rieke Scholars use their time in the dCenter to make things happen.
Diversity Center Rieke Scholars enrich the fabric of the university life will increasing their own leadership skills.
Word Up! Facilitators
Word Up! facilitators strive to engage first-year students in dialogues about the fundamental components of identity and the dynamics of power and oppression in order to foster the development of social justice allies.
The Rieke Leadership Award was established in 1988 by President William O. Rieke to reaffirm the university's commitment to inclusiveness and diversity. Recipients of the award are men and women of any ethnic background who demonstrate their leadership in promoting racial and ethnic diversity at Pacific Lutheran University and beyond. Recipient of the award are expected to participate actively in curricular and co-curricular activities in a multi-ethnic context. Each Rieke Scholar will work with Pacific Lutheran University's Diversity Center. There is an expected time commitment of three hours per week for the academic year. Through involvement in the Diversity Center, scholars will enrich the fabric of university life while increasing their own leadership skill.