Diversity Peer Educators

Diversity Peer Educators (DPEs) are student staff members who assist in the development of a community that is safe and welcoming for residents of all identities. DPEs work to strengthen the living‐learning environment in their community by conducting educational, cultural, social, and personal enrichment programs and by advising their community’s multicultural council. They also promote awareness and inclusivity as social justice educators. DPEs serve as a support system for students who are targeted because of their social identities and assist in responding to bias incidents and behaviors that negatively affect the community and campus climate.

The University of Michigan is committed to ensuring that every student has a safe and welcoming learning environment. The Statement of Student Rights & Responsibilities states, “Students have the right to be treated fairly and with dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status, and as revised in the University of Michigan Nondiscrimination Policy. The University has a long-standing tradition of commitment to pluralistic education.” Diversity Peer Educators, along with all members of the Residence Education staff, work to uphold this standard in our residential communities. 

The selection process for all residence education student positions begins each year in October. For more information on how to become a DPE, read the ResStaff Guide.

University Housing is a unit of Student Life, and an equal opportunity educator and employer.

For housing related questions, please contact University Housing.
Email: housing@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 763-3164