This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of the many dimensions of diversity that make us unique individuals and also to connect students with others in a meaningful way that builds skills and develops awareness and understanding of the diverse world we live in.
Four awards of $500 each are presented annually to four projects submitted by students who spend time exploring a dimension of diversity different from their own and produce a leave-behind project that promote the dimension of diversity the student has chosen and/or benefitting the organization the student was volunteering for.
The program is a voluntary opportunity. However, some academic programs also partner with the Diversity and Intercultural Services department to offer the Step Out of Your Box Program as a graded assignment option to students.
Step Out of Your Box Award
Upon the successful completion of the Step Out of Your Box program, participants can apply for the Step Out of Your Box Award.