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

Fall 2023 THRIVE Newsletter!

Upcoming Events Spring 2024

Presenters Panel

The THRIVE Graduate Scholars of Color program invites you to join in conversation with your CGU peers to learn more about presenting your research! Presenters from the Realizing Equity Research Symposium and the Big Pitch Competition will share their insights on preparing a research proposal, presenting to the CGU community, and lessons they learned through the process! Participating in research events while your in graduate school will allow you to develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills that give you a distinct career advantage after graduation. Join us to learn how these opportunities have impacted our student panelists!

Food and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Time: 12:30-1:30pm Pacific time

Location: Harper Hall

Register Here!

Spring THRIVE Summit

Graduate Scholars of Color are invited to join our annual THRIVE Summit. Over the course of our event, you will have the opportunity to hear from current scholars of color, participate in community building activities, and join sessions that center the diverse lived and learned experiences of our scholars of color. This is an in-person opportunity that you do not want to miss!

Schedule of Events: 

5:00pm Mindfulness Activity, KGI

5:20pm Identity & Community Building Activity, CLSA

5:45pm Mentorship Workshop, Career & Professional Development

6:30pm Affinity Space & Organizations Student Panel

7:00 Mindful CGU Meditation, Allen Weiss

7:15pm Dinner & Social

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm Pacific time

Location: Yuhaaviatam Center

Register Here!