DEEP Program

The Diversity and Equity Education Program initiative is a partnership between MSA and LGBTQ Student Center which was developed in order to support the vision surrounding creating a sense of belonging.

As one of the most diverse universities in the nation, the Diversity and Equity Education Program (DEEP) enhances our understanding of diversity, inclusion and community. We provide students with opportunities to engage in dialogue across differences, enhance their leadership development and multicultural competency, and skills in social justice advocacy and action. This program helps students to become socially and culturally aware of the diverse identities that make up our university community, and to use that knowledge in order to be change agents for our global society.

Mission Statement:

To improve cultural competency, awareness and respect throughout the University of Miami. We seek to enhance UM community's comprehensive knowledge of and relationship to issues of diversity and social justice.

Diversity and Equity Education Program Educators should be:

  • Comfortable having challenging conversations
  • Passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups, facilitating trainings and leading small group discussions
  • Available 5-10 hours per month as necessary


  • Engage in meaningful dialogue and create connections between students
  • Provide an opportunity for students to teach and learn about topics surrounding diversity, inclusion and community
  • Enhance the cultural competency of students
  • Foster a sense of belonging through intergroup engagement

Students will be able to:

  • Create connections across social differences
  • Empathize and understand peers that are facing cultural challenges and identity-based challenges
  • Respectfully address issues of discrimination or bias
  • Have a sense of responsibility to SJ and diversity


  • Allyship & Solidarity
  • Communication & Language
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Race & Ethnicity