College of Letters & Sciences

Diversity Leadership

Contact Information

Crista Lebens
Professor & Program Coordinator
Phone: (262) 472-5269 
Location: Laurentide 4221 

Diversity Leadership Certificate

The Diversity Leadership Certificate provides excellent preparation for living and working in a diverse society!

The Certificate is designed to allow students, across the disciplines, to engage in in-depth diversity learning around issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and ability. Geared toward building responsible citizens and reflective professionals, the Diversity Leadership Certificate uses curricular and co-curricular activities to enhance knowledge, develop facilitation skills, and engage in productive collaborations across differences. Assessed through artifacts submitted to an ePortfolio, students gain skills at building inclusive environments and an ability to address complex social issues.  The Certificate complements all Majors and Minors and is well suited for those who plan to work in government, nonprofit or private sectors of the economy and in the fields of business, education, health or community organizing.  


  • To complete the certificate, students must:
  • Take four diversity-related courses
  • Submit three artifacts that demonstrate Certificate learning objectives
  • Attend six diversity-themed on-campus or community events
  • Participate in a diversity-themed conference
  • Demonstrate leadership and facilitation skills
  • Write a final reflective essay

All work will be compiled in an ePortfolio in Canvas and assessed by members of the faculty advisory committee.  Students who successfully complete the Certificate will receive a transcript designation DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE.  


To declare the certificate please email  You will be sent a welcome letter with information about advising. Please allow two weeks for processing.

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