DNA Ambassadorial Initiative

DNA Ambassadorial Initiative

The BCC is launching a new pilot program. On the wake of some racially and politically divisive events across the country, on college campus’ and in our very own Greater Lafayette, we see this initiative as a start to increasing the connectivity of student relations, adding to the composition of soft and hard skills Purdue students gain before their departure from the university and building ambassadors both on and off campus to the importance of deep inclusive work. With this grant the BCC and Partners will be embarking on a long-term pilot that engages students from different backgrounds, who have an interest in the work of diversity and inclusion.

The main components of this Program will consist of:

  1. Weekend workshop on cultural competency
  2. Weekend retreat wherein the cohort will engage in skills based EQ and Appreciative Inquiry sessions, mindfulness, and dialogue on the race relations
  3. DNA testing/Discussion/Debrief/Unpacking
  4. Monthly prompts/learning opportunities for continued ambassadorship while on campus

Nominate a student for this by filling out the form here.

Applications & Nominations are due by March 31st.

Questions, email Danicia Malone, BCC Programs & Facilities Manager