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
THRIVE: Alumni Panel
Saturday, February 27 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Register via Zoom
We are thrilled to host an alumni panel to provide our current scholars of color an opportunity to learn how CGU alumni of color leveraged their degrees and resources at CGU to help secure their next steps. Join us on Saturday, February 27th at 9am pacific time to hear from our fantastic alumni and gain valuable insights about navigating your graduate school journey and beyond.
Inside the Faculty Studios
THRIVE participants will get a special look “Inside the Faculty Studio” to learn more about faculty journeys to academia, the service and scholarship they are passionate about and why they are committed to research that matters.
Tuesday, February 9 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Register via Zoom
To launch this new series, we will have the incomparable Dr. Deborah Faye Carter join us in conversation. Dr. Carter is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the School of Educational Studies. Her research includes the impact of college, especially students of color and students’ degree aspirations. Courses taught at Claremont Graduate University include Race & Racism in Education and Access & Equity in Higher Education.
Wednesday, March 10 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Register via Zoom
Our second episode will feature Dr. Javier Rodriguez, Assistant Professor in the Division of Politics & Economics. His research incorporates theoretical and methodological principles from economics, demography, psychology, and public health to study the political causes and consequences of socioeconomic and racial disparities in health.
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