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C.H.A.R.G.E Peer Educator Program
The C.H.A.R.G.E Peer Educator Program is an opportunity for students seeking leadership experiences related to diversity and inclusion to receive training to facilitate cultural competency discussion based dialogues. Peer educators play a vital role in assisting the students living in the residence halls in creating a living environment where faculty, staff and students understand, embrace, and model an awareness of, and respect for, diversity and inclusion through dialogue-based workshops across campus. The overarching goals are to increase the cultural competency and awareness of members within the University at Albany community. The program applies to engender a deep respect and appreciation for differences among a variety of identities including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, language, class, nationality, sexual orientation and gender. It also provides an educational forum to discuss social issues and their impact on individuals and groups within the UAlbany community and the wider society.
C ELEBRATING ETHNICITY
H ONORING OUR HISTORIES OF STRUGGLE
A CTING FOR CHANGE
R ISING TO OUR HIGHER HUMANITY
G AINING EMPOWERMENT
E DUCATING SELF AND OTHERS
The overarching goals of the program are to engender a deep respect and appreciation for differences in culture, race, ethnicity, religion, language, national origin, sexual orientation, and gender, as well as to provide an educational forum to discuss these issues and their impact on individuals and groups within the University at Albany community and the wider society.
An emphasis on the people of Native American, African, Arab, Latino, and Asian heritage as well as those of the Jewish and Muslim faith allows CHARGE to address the experiences of these groups in depth.