Although technically these programs come out of Equity and Diversity as a whole, several of the staff members that run these programs are located in our center.
First Year Diversity Scholars
The First Year Diversity Scholars Program supports students through a personalized campus orientation, regular interactions with faculty and staff of color, academic advising, multiple mentoring relationships, and off-campus community engagement opportunities. Most notably, the program is implemented as a cohort model that includes traditional admitted students, sponsored students, and scholarship students.
Second Year Experience
The Second Year Experience Program supports students by reflecting on their first-year experience and conducting a deeper self-exploration of their identity, values, and life goals. Students will develop a graduation life plan through engaging in workshops, cohort meetings, and networking opportunities with graduate and alumni from historically underrepresented backgrounds. The program helps students in selecting a major, preparing for a career path, and developing their ideal future self.
Leaders of Resilience, Diversity and Excellence (LORDE) Scholars
The Leaders of Resilience, Diversity and Excellence (LORDE) Scholars program is named after the great author, scholar of color, and activist for social justice and LGBTQ rights – Audre Lorde. The program connects students to resources and opportunities across campus while building students up to be successful academically and allows students to increase their leadership development, be mentored, and have space to have critical dialogues about things that matter to people from historically underrepresented backgrounds and identities.
Transfer Diversity Scholars
Our Transfer Diversity Scholars Program’s goal is to help with successfully transferring to and navigating the U of U. We provide services, resources, and community to help accomplish your goals and further your education.
Our Advisors and Staff
As campus policies are put into motion to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19, CESA staff and advisors are working remotely.
To schedule a meeting with an advisor please contact them via their information below.
Director of the Center for Ethnic Student Affairs
Transfer Coordinator & Advisor
David (Tevita) Kinikini
Retention Programs Coordinator & Advisor
Scholarship & Financial Resources Coordinator
Second Year Program Coordinator & Advisor
Outreach Program Coordinator & Advisor
Transfer Program Graduate Assistant
First Year Experience Graduate Assistant
Transfer Program Peer Mentor
Diversity Scholars Peer Mentor