About Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity
The University Graduate School, in partnership with the Graduate and Professional Student Organization, established the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity program in 2007-08. The goal of the Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program is to connect trained IUB graduate students to assist in the various stages of the graduate application and admission process, and provide information and referrals to on campus resources and services. Graduate Emissaries are current graduate students at Indiana University. They represent a variety of academic fields and serve as official student representatives for the University Graduate School. Emissaries provide prospective students and their families with genuine student perspectives on graduate student life and Indiana University.
Graduate School Emissary activities include:
- Responding to e-mail queries from potential graduate students
- Referring potential graduate students to the University Graduate School for assistance in applying to Indiana University
- Working with their respective Colleges on departmental recruitment activities
- Working with the University Graduate School on specific recruitment and retention activities such as Annual Networking Reception, Dinner, and Recourse Fair, Graduate School Panels, Cultural Cuisine, Canvas and Paint, Campus Tours, etc.
- Getting You in Indiana University Recruitment Program
- Greeting prospective students
- Participating on panels with Faculty members and Student Services staff
- Leading highlight tours
- Hosting Diversity program activities
- Featuring students on social media features
Become an Emissary
If you are interested in becoming a Graduate Emissary, please send an email to the following to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective emissaries are interviewed in the spring.
Request an Emissary
If you are interested in applying to graduate school at Indiana University and would like to speak with a Graduate School Emissary, please email email@example.com .
If you are a Faculty or Staff at Indiana University and would like to request that Graduate School Emissaries assist in an event, please contact Dr. Bianca Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.