Reposted from the Rackham Graduate School Website: https://www.rackham.umich.edu/blog/welcome-one-and-all-scor
Welcome One and All From SCOR
By Courtney McCluney
Ph.D. Student, Psychology and President, Students of Color of Rackham
July 17, 2014 - 9:07am
Greetings Rackham Students, Faculty, Staff, & Community! My name is Courtney McCluney – a 3rd year doctoral student in the Psychology Department – and I am the 2014-2015 President for the Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR). SCOR is a community of graduate and postdoctoral students within Rackham and across the professional schools. We exist to support the academic, professional, and social well-being of ethnic minority scholars in graduate school through several activities and events. This year, we will celebrate our 25th Annual SCOR Diversity and Social Justice Symposium on March 27 & 28, 2015 in the Rackham Graduate School! Our theme for the symposium is “Connecting to the Past to Prepare for the Future.” We hope that our alumni, current student body, and other university constituents will join us as we reflect on the history of diversity in the graduate school, as well as focusing on the current state of diversity at U-M.
We are continuing our tradition of bringing graduate students together by sponsoring a Welcome Back BBQ held at the Trotter Multicultural Center on September 6. We also sponsor monthly Happy Hours at local bars to facilitate networking, friendships, and connections for students across the campus. Additionally, we advertise events happening on campus of interest to graduate and postdoctoral students of color in our weekly newsletter (if you would like to submit your organization’s dates to advertise, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org). We will also host a movie night and an open forum to meet the Regent Candidates (co-sponsored with the Rackham Student Government) this fall. It is our goal to build a supportive, friendly community of minority students through our activities.
Finally, SCOR is partnering with Graduate Student Success to launch a multicultural student leadership council to advocate, support, and develop diverse leaders within the graduate and postdoctoral networks. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to growing our leadership!
SCOR is always looking for ways to collaborate with other student organizations on campus. If you would like to join our listserv or have ideas for programs that we could sponsor, please e-mail the Executive Board at email@example.com.