DJS Fellows

DJS Fellowships are intended to provide an opportunity for students of any discipline to participate in furthering sustainability efforts on the PLU campus. DJS Fellows will actively engage in research about existing practices and uses of resources on the PLU campus and examine best practice and research to assist with improving our campus’ commitment to diversity, justice, and sustainability. They also will investigate and propose strategies and solutions to address sustainability practices on the PLU campus, and help identify funding agencies or opportunities for the projects.  The DJS fellowships are intended to continue the collaboration between students, faculty, and staff around issues of diversity, justice, and sustainability while building students’ skills. DJS Fellowship project topics will be guided by current and emerging needs of DJS initiatives at PLU. 

Application Due Dates

12/5 – Applications Due

The 2021-2022 projects will contribute to an inventory of and contributions to various campus initiatives connected to our sustainability and resource conservation efforts that will result in a relaunch of the PLU sustainability website.

  • Sustainability and Campus Restaurants – Students working on this project will contribute to Campus Restaurants meeting their sustainability goals and commitments.
  • Waste Diversion Education – Students working on this project will assist with waste diversion marketing and assist in designing campus wide sustainability educational opportunities.
  • Indigenous Connections – Students working on this project will research and create a digital archive of PLU’s history with local tribal communities and engagement of PLU’s Indigenous students.
  • Grounds and Habitat Restoration – Students working on this project will research and present the various initiatives happening in our PLU landscape including habitat restoration, community garden, and diverse planting.  
  • Resource Conservation – Students working on this project will work to update our campus on current initiatives of resource conservation including water, energy, and transportation.  
  • Community Engagement Mapping – Students working on this project will research the current partnerships PLU has with our local community.

Fellowship Award:

$1,500 will be awarded to up to 6 students for their project contributions

The 2021-2022 projects will contribute to an inventory of and contributions to various campus initiatives connected to our sustainability and resource conservation efforts that will result in a relaunch of the PLU sustainability website.

  • Sustainability and Campus Restaurants – Students working on this project will contribute to Campus Restaurants meeting their sustainability goals and commitments.
  • Waste Diversion Education – Students working on this project will assist with waste diversion marketing and assist in designing campus wide sustainability educational opportunities.
  • Indigenous Connections – Students working on this project will research and create a digital archive of PLU’s history with local tribal communities and engagement of PLU’s Indigenous students.
  • Grounds and Habitat Restoration – Students working on this project will research and present the various initiatives happening in our PLU landscape including habitat restoration, community garden, and diverse planting.  
  • Resource Conservation – Students working on this project will work to update our campus on current initiatives of resource conservation including water, energy, and transportation.  

Successful candidates will:

  • Maintain full time enrollment at PLU for the Spring 2021 term
  • 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA and good academic and disciplinary standing 
  • Be available in January and February for the 8 week fellowship 
  • A strong commitment to diversity, justice, and sustainability and a commitment to continued learning and growth in this area
  • Experience with or willing to learn project management 
  • Express curiosity and commitment in continuing their own leadership development and identity formation
  • Appreciation and respect for being a member in a community that values multiple perspectives 
  • Experience working as a member of diverse teams.
  • Operates with a commitment to organization, punctuality, and communication. 
  • Demonstrates initiative, creativity, and flexibility

Student Commitment if Funded

  •  Contribute 10-12 hours for 8 weeks towards project objectives and goals
  •  Meet weekly for 1:1’s with Diversity Center advisor and DJS Fellow meetings to discuss progress and next steps
  • Actively participate and contribute to (as invited) the department in which the project and/or research is situated (including JTerm Book Group)
  • Write a concluding report and reflection at the end of the project to be submitted and accepted no later than March 31st.

Questions?

Please contact Nicole Juliano, Director – The Diversity Center at juliannh@plu.edu