Students can now sign up for Voices of Discovery, a program to promote awareness of diversity and expand the opportunity for cross-cultural and inter-group interaction on campus.

Presented by Student Counseling Services, Voices of Discovery fosters meaningful interaction between students from different backgrounds. Through participation in the program, students increase their understanding of themselves, the groups they belong to, and of others who belong to groups different than their own.

Interested students can sign up for either the Tuesday 10-11:30 a.m. slot or the Thursday 3:30-5 p.m. slot. Official dates will be announced later. The program will begin by the last week of February. Sign up for a preferred day here.

In the Voices of Discovery program, students from different groups are brought together for an honest, reflective, face-to-face dialogue about diversity. The groups consist of 12 to 15 students from different identity groups and are guided by two trained facilitators. The group discussions focus on identity development, stereotyping, discrimination, awareness, and sensitivities. The students commit to meeting for one and a half hours a week for six weeks and then participate in a closing ceremony at the end of the seven-week session.

Voices of Discovery provides a wonderful opportunity for students to apply much of the multicultural/diversity knowledge they gain in the classroom, and also provides an excellent training experience for the students who complete the program and later have the chance to be chosen to become facilitators.

For additional information, contact Student Counseling Services at (309) 438-3655.