USD Voices of Discovery

Each semester at the University of South Dakota, trained facilitators and students from different groups are brought together to discuss topics on diversity, social identities and social justice/equity in an inclusive environment. 

The first session will begin in Spring 2017 and will consist of five consecutive sessions. These sessions will provide students with opportunities to explore topics on race, gender and sexuality in greater detail. After the completion of the program, students will receive a certificate for their participation if they have successfully attended all five weeks.

Contact us at:

voices@usd.edu|MUC 219|605-677-3925.

Students

Groups

Race in America 1 (Mondays 6-8 p.m.)

Race in America 2 (Tuesday 5-7 p.m.)

Race in America 3 (Wednesday 6-8 p.m.)

Race in America 4 (Thursday 5-7 p.m.)

The group will explore issues related to race in American Society.

Native/Non-Native (Monday 7-9 p.m.)

The Group will focus on intergroup issues and cultural dynamics between Native American and non-Natives.

Male/Female Gender Identity 1 (Tuesdays 6- 8 p.m.)

Male/Female Gender Identity 2 (Wednesdays 7-9 p.m.)

Here the focus will be on issues related to Gender dynamics including communication, inequalities, challenges and opportunities.

GLBTIQ+ Heterosexual 1 (Wednesdays 5-7 p.m.)

GLBTIQ+ Heterosexual 2 (Thursdays 6-8 p.m.)

This group will explore issues related to sexual orientation.

International/US Born (Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.)

Students will discuss the intergroup issues and knowledge between U.S. born and International Students.

2017 Student Application

Facilitators

As trained facilitators, you will guide students through discussion and create a safe space to promote greater interaction between diverse groups and understanding about intergroup/diversity issues.

Facilitator Interest Letter

Facilitator Interest Form

Faculty

Faculty members are asked to encourage students and support the program by providing students with course points for their participation. Faculty members may request students to write an essay, give a class presentation on their experience in the program or conduct a diversity project to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge gained from the programs. Please see the faculty letter below for more information or if you would like your students to participate please complete the faculty interest form below.

Faculty Interest Letter

Faculty Interest Form