Peer Dialogue Facilitators [PDFs] are a team of undergraduate students whose primary role is to enhance campus climate through programs which improve understanding, tolerance and communication among students at Clemson University. PDFs facilitate dialogue for the Clemson student body in an effort to develop essential communication and leadership skills, which are critical for living and working in diverse and inclusive communities.
Peer Dialogue Facilitator's foster mutual understanding, compassion, awareness, and meaningful relationships among students from different social identities.
In addition to the PDFs service as facilitators of intergroup dialogue, faculty, staff and graduate students will partner with the PDF team to engage in a 3 semester Creative Inquiry.
This HEHD Creative Inquiry (CI) will provide undergraduates a unique opportunity to engage with faculty, staff and graduate students as practitioners and scholars. In addition to the facilitation of intergroup dialogue, undergraduates serving as Peer Dialogue Facilitators will have the opportunity to compile, analyze, and prepare data for peer-reviewed journals, programs and services, and presentations. Working closely with faculty from the college of HEHD and staff from the Division of Student Affairs, students will learn the research processes and practices of scholarly writing. Additional outcomes include service opportunities in college level teaching, curriculum design, and administrative teams.
As a result of serving as a Peer Dialogue Facilitator, our students will be able to:
Click on our links below to watch our personal video testimonies and learn more about our experiences as Peer Dialogue Facilitators.
Applications for Peer Dialogue Facilitators will be accepted beginning in the Fall 2015. Please check back soon for application deadline information.
A number of our positions are dual appointments, a residential position in which our Peer Dialogue Facilitator also serves as a Resident Assistant in University Housing.