Diversity Peer Educator Program

TACAC’s Inclusion, Access and Success committee is offering a new Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) Program. This program offers secondary and post-secondary counselors of many academic disciplines, cultures, backgrounds, and interests an increased leadership credential in multicultural counseling. Participants will engage in an immersive process on the foundations of multiculturalism, cultural competency and social justice work, as well as application of learned skills to daily life experiences. The DPE program will provide an opportunity for counselors to become active participants in ally-ship and to become a part of a community of learners that support understanding, respect, and appreciation for all people.

As a result of attending and completing Module 1, participants will:

  • Engage in personal awareness of how social identity influences/influenced their daily lives
  • Examine how implicit bias and prejudice manifest in our daily lives
  • Develop a personal action plan for extending one’s cultural awareness based on implicit bias(es) or identified area for cultural awareness growth
  • Discuss institutional and structural issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Identify areas within one’s institutional recruiting and admissions process/team in need of enhancement for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Develop a plan for enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion for institutional recruiting and admissions processes
  • Examine social media and technological infrastructure/plans related to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Upcoming Module 1 Events: 

December 10, 2021
9 AM - 12 PM (Online)

DPE Module 1 Registration


As a result of attending and completing Module 2, participants will: 

  • Engage in the concept of culture and how cultural beliefs influence an individual’s approach to education.
  • Recognize personal and professional tendencies toward bias and stereotyping.
  • Discuss racial and ethnic disparities in secondary and post-secondary education.
  • Describe cultural literacy and the benefits to our community.
  • Describe methods to effectively interact with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Upcoming Module 2 Events: 

November 1, 2021 or February 5, 2022
9 AM - 12 PM (Online)
DPE Module 2 Registration


Upcoming Module 3 Events:

April 3, 2022
Pre-conference session at the annual conference.


Co-Chairs: Jose DejesusGil, San Jacinto College, & Dr. Lauren Parish, YES Prep Eisenhower

Get Involved:

To serve on a TACAC committee, please review all the TACAC committee descriptions and complete a committee volunteer application.