About the Retention/Community Building Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity
The University Graduate School, in partnership with the Graduate and Professional Student Organization, established the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity program in 2007-08. Retention and Community Building Emissaries serve as resources for underrepresented and minority students who are just beginning their graduate program at IU Bloomington. Trained emissaries will help build graduate student community, create networking support and serve as referrals to campus resources and providers. Community building emissaries are encouraged to be available in multiple ways by email phone and emissary program events. Underrepresented and minority students will be encouraged to approach community building emissaries with transition and adjusting to graduate school issues.
Note that the Emissary Program is active while classes are in session, and has limited accessibility during campus breaks.
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