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Recruitment and Diversity Services
We're not a microcosm of the real world. We are the real world. Academics. Career preparation. Leadership development. Community building. Service. These are our values and what you can get through Recruitment & Diversity Services (RDS).
We provide college-based academic advising to students enrolled in the Arts and Sciences. Our academic advisors strategically link students of color and students interested in diversity and multicultural issues to campus resources designed to assist, support, and engage you academically, socially, and intellectually.
Academics - We offer workshops on topics ranging from graduate and professional school preparation, summer internships, and study abroad to undergraduate research and staying healthy on campus. Additionally, we help identify funding opportunities for students such as the Morrill Scholars Program. Sponsored by Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Morrill Scholars Program (MSP) rewards academically exceptional students who are actively engaged in diversity-based leadership and service activities and eager to serve as student ambassadors and champions of academic excellence and diversity.
Career Development - We work closely with Arts and Sciences Career Services to provide you events and programs specifically designed to aid your internship and career search. Through these workshops, we help you develop the skills and experiences you need to get a competitive edge. We also partner with Career Pathways in Diversity, a new initiative whose mission is to promote career development opportunities that celebrate workplace diversity.
Community Building (PASS) - The Program for Advancing in Scholarship & Service (PASS) is a selective first-year community for Arts and Sciences students who have a shared interest in the benefits of diversity. PASS uniquely links you with academic advisors, faculty, community, and peers to promote academic success and engagement. PASS offers you all the benefits of a small college experience — personalized guidance and support — with the great opportunities available only at a large university.
Leadership - Great leaders aren’t born — they’re made, and RDS takes an active role in helping create these leaders of the future. We accomplish this through sponsoring training and leadership workshops for those who want to take a more active role in the world around them.
Service - Giving back to the community is just one of the many ways you can become active and involved in the world around you. RDS gives you opportunities to participate in multiple community service events, both locally and in other major