Students who are traditionally underrepresented in various academic programs face additional challenges beyond those of the academic rigor of their education. They often face isolation, a lack of mentoring and support structure, and a scarcity of like-minded individuals with whom to exchange ideas and share daily struggles.
To provide the additional social support needed, we invite groups to get together over a casual (virtual) lunch organized around particular affinity groups. We align these lunches with the monthly commemorations that take place throughout the year.
In honor of Black History Month, the Graduate School and the Center for Graduate Life & Learning invite students of color and allies to join February's Virtual Affinity Lunch. Feel free to grab a sandwich and meets us online for this informal conversation. Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Brandon Wolfe, will join in addition to members of the Graduate School Leadership team.