THRIVE: Graduate Scholars of Color
The THRIVE: Graduate Scholars of Color Program is designed to ensure that throughout the graduate school experience, graduate scholars of color are surrounded by a community of support, from staff across campus, faculty and student peers. Further, it will provide opportunities to engage in community-building activities, meaningful conversations, workshops and events that are Black, Indigenous and People of Color centered, queer and trans affirming, and open to scholars of all abilities and bodies.
Through intentional programming, THRIVE seeks to:
- Foster a more inclusive academic and co-curricular experience for graduate scholars of color
- Build community for graduate scholars of color
- Support graduate scholars of color in their scholarly and academic pursuits
- Support graduate scholars of color success to persist and advance in their graduate studies
Saturday, September 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register via link in email to first year students
Theme: Embracing Identities
THRIVE and FLOURISH in Your First Year invite first year graduate scholars of color to a half-day opportunity to learn and build connections. This half day marks the first in a three day THRIVE Summit, with the first day being reserved exclusively for first year scholars of color.
In this summit, you will engage in essential community-building opportunities, join conversations embracing one’s identity through an intersectional lens, and hear from a panel of continuing graduate students of color.
Be prepared to:
- Discuss how to embrace your personal identities as you embark on the graduate school journey
- Share with colleagues to build community
- Learn from resource offices to build an understanding of identity and embrace that through the navigation of graduate school
- Hear from our students on what it means to be a graduate scholar of color while navigating the graduate school experience
Saturday, October 17 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register via Zoom
Theme: Creating Space for Affirmations and Agency
Day two of the THRIVE Summit is open to all graduate scholars of color. Conversations on imposter syndrome, exploration of the concepts of micro-aggressions and micro-affirmations, leadership, and taking ownership of your graduate journey will make up this portion of the Summit.
Be prepared to:
- Participate in an Imposter Syndrome Workshop
- Learn more about micro-aggressions and micro-affirmations
- Reflect on your leadership and how it applies to your graduate journey
Saturday, November 14 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register via Zoom
Theme: Leadership and Empowerment – Creating your Legacy
Day three of the THRIVE Summit is open to all graduate scholars of color. Themes of action and empowerment, creating your legacy, and navigating life after graduate school will round-out this portion of the Summit. We ask that you take this pre-survey before joining us for day 3.
Be prepared to:
- Begin to create and envision your legacy
- Move forward in leadership and professional pathways