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Diversity Collaborators

Student Diversity Collaborators help plan programs and events to create a welcoming campus environment and community network for students at UP. Diversity Collaborators plan annual events in order to further enrich the appreciation of diversity at University of Portland.
The Diversity Collaborators have office hours hours every week. Office hours are held weekly
headshot of student Jayla Fernandez

Jayla Fernandez| she/her/hers - Class of Sophomore
Nursing

"I chose to be a Diversity Collaborator because I want minorities to feel like they have a sense of belonging here on the UP campus. I want them to feel peace in knowing that they are heard and acknowledged just like everyone else. Seeing people enjoy events that I helped take part in is a very rewarding experience. The skills I have learned through being a Diversity Collaborator will help benefit me in my future endeavors"

Headshot of student Carolina Cortes

Carolina Cortes| she/her/hers - Class of Junior
Psychology minor in Spanish

"I became a Diversity Collaborator because it is important that every person to feel safe, welcome, and included, no matter their background or identity. It is essential that students feel empowered to express who they are, and through helping other student leaders do that, it helps create safe spaces where diversity, equity, and inclusion can flourish"

head shot image of Stephen Laphen

Stephen Laphen | he/him/his - Class of Sophomore
Marketing Management

"I chose to be a Diversity Collaborator to stay involved with diversity and inclusion and exposure to communities. "

Head shot of Hazel

Hazel Stange | she/her/hers - Class of Freshman
Philosophy and History

"I wanted to be a Diversity Collaborator because cultural pride and education is something that is extremely important to me. I want to make sure that UP campus is safe space for every person of every origin. It is essential that every student is empowered to be authentic to who they are and where they come from. "