Program Contact

Portia Anderson

Retention Coordinator & Advisor
Union 235
Meet with Portia

Focus of the LORDE Scholars Program


Leadership Development

Financial Literacy


Service & Internships


Career Readiness

Culture & Intersecting Identities


All the following activities count towards the Diversity Leadership Certificate:

  • Attend LORDE Scholars Retreat
  • Meet with Faculty/Staff Mentor Monthly
  • Attend LORDE Scholars Monthly Meetings
  • Be Involved in at Least One Student Organization
  • Meet with Retention Coordinator in Student Equity and Diversity Monthly
  • Communicate with Faculty/Staff Mentor Weekly
  • Attend Scholars Hours Weekly
  • Attend at Least One Student Equity and Diversity Event Each Semester
  • Attend LORDE Scholar Social Activities Monthly
  • Meet Regularly with Diversity Scholar Mentee
  • Create a Year-Long Project Related to Social Justice, Equity, and/or Topic of Critical Cultural Relevance