We've been asked for examples of diversity statements many times; below are several great ones. It is important to note that diversity statements are truly optional, and not everyone should write one. Contrary to what you may have heard, it is not a missed opportunity to write more about yourself. In fact, we wrote a blog a few years ago on when you should write a diversity statement. We hope these examples are helpful!
Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement
Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University
Adcoms are trying to build student bodies that will work cohesively towards shared goals and ideals, but that come from different backgrounds and with different ideas so that the combined educational, social, and professional experience is rich with diversity. How will you express that diversity in a compelling personal statement? Problem: You are a member of an overrepresented or at least well-represented group in the applicant pool. You assume that only members of underrepresented minorities or those who have overcome significant socioeconomic challenges can effectively answer this type of question. At Accepted, where we help applicants get accepted to their dream school, we know how frustrating this situation can be. Identity who you are: This is the most commonly thought-of form of diversity. It certainly includes ethnicity or being a member of an underrepresented minority, but it is much more than that.
My Personal Experience with Cultural Diversity
What is the diversity question in a school application, and more importantly, why does it matter when applying to leading programs and universities? If you are an immigrant to the U. Because you can use it to show how your background will add to the mix of perspectives at the program you are applying to.
Describe how your personal experiences with diversity and multiculturalism, which may include paid or volunteer work, have contributed to your interest and readiness for social work practice. My experiences with diversity and multiculturalism first started when I saw my grandfather having to translate for my great-grandmother. She only spoke Italian so whenever she tried to speak with me I had to ask my grandfather to translate. After my great-grandfather passed away my great-grandmother lived alone.