Students who hold formal leadership roles in RAPP are selected for, among other things, the knowledge and skills they bring to the program. Since we're a program committed to continual learning, not only do they learn through their participation as a leader in the program they're selected for but they also learn through pre-service training. We're currently in the midst of pre-service training for ARJ 2013 leaders!
One thing I value working with leaders on in preparation for their roles is exploring where RAPP's programs fit into the university mission and vision. My premise is that in working on our mission of fighting oppression through individual awareness and collective action we are supporting every mission above us.
As a part of this activity, we also explore the complex, tangled tree that is UC's organizational chart. While this can be overwhelming and demoralizing, my hope is that in highlighting how many people all throughout the chart are working on building diversity and creating inclusion we feel less small and lonely.
|A faked Tumblr image showing several (though not all) of the mission statements above RAPP (the Provost's Office could go between Student Affairs & Services & the university overall).|
|A few initial notes on how our mission connects with the ones above it.|