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Student Senate- Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee within the Student Senate aims to foster an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and identify sustainable ways to foster a thriving, diverse campus. 

Current Programs

North Middle School Mentor Program

In the fall semester, mentors accompanied 7th Grade Urban Advantage students on field trips to the Denver Botanic Gardens, Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Zoo. The 7th grade students selected science research projects on a topic that was relevant to one of their field trips. In the spring semester, mentors will help students complete their research projects and create colorful informative posters.  

Upcoming Events

Children's Hospital Valentine Craft Day

We will visit the Children's Hospital and make Valentine's cards with children being treated and their siblings. Exact day not selected yet, but between Feb 9th- Fri Feb 13.

Minority Health Conference- Topic: Economic Mobility and Minority Health 

On February 27th, we will be broadcasting the Keynote speaker from UNC''s 36th Annual Minority Health Conference. Following the webcast,  Kaiser Permanente has offered to perform some short skits and have an open discussion regarding this topic. Lunch will be provided. 

Opening Doors: African American Academic Surgeons

Diversity Committee will be co-sponsoring the library's upcoming exhibit and event from Apr 13 – May 23, 2015. "We celebrate the achievements of these pioneers in medicine by highlighting four contemporary pioneer African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers."

Past Programs

2014 Paris Reading and Writing Program Success!

The Paris Reading and Writing program was a huge success this year, thanks to our great volunteers and support from the University of Colorado President's Diversity Fund!  On our busiest days, we had up to 50 Paris students attend the reading program and 40 at the writing program.  Volunteers from our campus spent 3 Saturdays reading with the students (books included The Day My Butt Went Psycho, the BFG, Happy Birthday Bad Kitty, and The Notebook of Doom).  We followed up the books with an opportunity for the students to write their own stories, incorporating topics like character development and brainstorming into their process with the help of volunteers.  ​

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