The DePaul Educational Theatre Company (ETC) is a theatre troupe of DePaul students that create and implement both performances and talkback sessions thematically focused on issues of social justice, identity and university life during Premiere DePaul orientation sessions over the summer.
The performances seek to reinforce diversity and social justice as institutional values while providing first-year students with a glimpse of life at DePaul. In the past, the show has explored a range of topics from social identity development and understanding to bystander intervention.
After performances, the cast facilitates small group dialogues about the themes of the performance, and provide space for incoming first-year students to think critically about issues of social justice while encouraging them to be proactive about building an inclusive DePaul community. DePaul ETC is a collaborative program between the Theatre School and the Center for Intercultural Programs.
Online applications for this position are currently being accepted. Please visit the Campus Job Board for more information and to apply.
If you have questions about becoming a joining DePaul ETC, please contact Dexter Zollicoffer, Diversity Advisor in the Theatre School, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Charee Holloway, Assistant Director at email@example.com.
Social Justice Advocates
Social Justice Advocates (SoJAs) are student peer facilitators who co-facilitate workshops and trainings and staff quarterly programs, and serve as ambassadors for the Center of Identity, Inclusion and Social Change. The Social Justice Advocate Program is an opportunity for students seeking leadership experiences related to inclusion, social change and identity to receive training to facilitate workshops by critically engaging these topics.
As paid peer educators, Social Justice Advocates play a vital role assisting the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change in creating a campus where members of the DePaul community understand, embrace and model an awareness of, and humility towards, diversity, identity and culture through dialogue-based workshops and trainings.
The main goals of the Social Justice Advocate Program are two-fold, focusing on both student facilitators and workshop participants. These goals are to:
- Prepare student facilitators to lead inclusive conversations around diversity, identity and culture using a dialogue framework;
- Prepare student facilitators to facilitate diversity workshops across campus;
- Engage DePaul students in meaningful dialogue about diversity, identity and culture;
- Support and challenge DePaul students' understanding of and commitment towards diversity, identity and culture.
Online applications for this position are currently being accepted! Visit the Campus Job Board for more information and to apply .
Please be advised, there is a 2-step process for applying to this position:
- Submit your online application along with all supplemental materials via the Campus Job Board by 5 pm on February 26, 2016. You must submit the following items with your online application:
- An unofficial copy of your transcript(s) (unofficial DePaul transcripts can be downloaded from Campus Connect) (upload as a supplemental document)
- 1 letters of recommendation – recommender(s) can be faculty, supervisors or anyone else who can speak to your experience as a leader and an advocate for social justice. (upload as supplemental documents)
- Completed answers to the following essay question—responses should be typed in 12 point font, double spaced, 1-inch margins, and should not exceed 3-4 pages in length combined (this means you will respond to both prompts within these page limits). (upload as a supplemental document)
- Essay Question #1: Why is social justice important to you? Please speak to if and how your concept of community shows up in your understanding of social justice and be sure to include evidence from your personal experience that supports your level of commitment to social justice.
*Documents listed can be uploaded as Supplemental Document in your CJB documents section.
Materials will be accepted no later than February 26th by 5 PM. Please include your full name and ID number on your essay questions. Keep in mind that any materials that are not received by the deadline will not be considered and your application will be forfeited. You will receive an email to confirm the receipt of your supplemental materials, which will also include instructions for scheduling your interview.
- Sign-up for an interview. You will receive instructions on how to sign-up for an interview upon the receipt of your supplemental materials.
If you have questions about the Social Justice Advocate program or the application process, please contact Michael Riley, Workshop Coordinator in the Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change, at firstname.lastname@example.org.