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P.E.A.C.E. Board FAQs

What is the P.E.A.C.E. board?
P.E.A.C.E. is the governing board for student-led initiatives hosted by the Center for Student Diversity. The purpose of this council is to provide a cohesive voice for diverse students and cultural organizations. The council ensures that faith, discovery, leadership, and community are exemplified by advocating for Multicultural student needs, strengthening individual multicultural student orgs, and unifying multicultural groups around common issues. These efforts are met through training, programming, and mentoring.

Do I have to be a minority to be on the P.E.A.C.E. board? 
Absolutely not! We expect participation from 6-8 diverse students of the Mount, including all ethnic groups if at all possible. When looking to spread the word of diversity and assist students in creating a place that is not only accepting but realistic, we seek a student group who is multicultural in their opinions and in their appearance. There is no particular number of students that we seek from each ethnic group however we hope to have at least 1 P.E.A.C.E. board member who represents each ethnic group here at the Mount. 

Are the P.E.A.C.E. board members trained?
Yes, P.E.A.C.E. board members will go through extensive training before facilitating workshops, trainings, and the CSD Mountward Bound program at Mount St. Mary's University. Training is facilitated by the Center for Student Diversity Staff at Mount St. Mary's on a range of topics. On occasion, outside facilitators and guests also assist with training.

When are training dates for the P.E.A.C.E. board members?
Mandatory training for the P.E.A.C.E. board will be held. The training dates are from January-July, with a  November retreat. It will take place at Mount Saint Mary's University; All material(s) will be supplied, free of charge.

What will the P.E.A.C.E. board Training entail?
Some topics to be covered during training include the following:

  • Prejudice, bias, and bigotry

  • Dissecting Diversity 

  • Power & Privilege

  • Defining the -isms and schisms

  • Building and Sustaining Inclusive Communities

  • Developing the skill of facilitation

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What benefits are there for me to be on the P.E.A.C.E. board?
By being a P.E.A.C.E. board member, there are a host of great opportunities out there, such as:

  • Extensive Professional Development opportunities

  • Exposure to various leadership models, facilitation and diversity training techniques

  • Exclusive access to major speakers

  • Returners receive “trainer’s briefcase”

  • Priority hire in CSD (if work study eligible)

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What does it take to be on the P.E.A.C.E. board?
In order to be on the P.E.A.C.E. board, you must maintain the following qualifications:

  • Fill out the application

  • 2.5 gpa

  • Cannot serve on executive board of any CSD club or organization

  • Must complete 90% of training prior to serving on council

  • A minimum of two members of the board should be van certified through Campus Safety

What are the expectations for a P.E.A.C.E. board member?
P.E.A.C.E. board members are responsible for hosting the following:

  • Meets weekly for cabinet meetings

  • Two cabinet members must be present at one club/org executive board per month

  • Council must be present for all CSD signature events

  • Council members must attend 50% of all club/org programming

  • Council will review and approve all student-led programming, advertising, and fundraising for recommendation to the Assistant Director

  • Council will host a minimum of (2) Courageous Conversations and (1) Peer training session per semester

  • Council will facilitate Unity Mountward Bound Orientation

How do I sign up to be on the P.E.A.C.E. board?
Download the .pdf for the P.E.A.C.E. board. Complete and return to the Center for Student Diversity before the end of the application period.

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