Doing simple things together creates an opportunity to connect with others, build trust, discover commonalities, and understand differences. The Diversity Diner program provides micro-awards to Eller students for coffee or tea (and even pastries) with someone of a different gender, race, ethnicity, age, orientation, or ability.
Not all applicants will be selected to participate (depending on number of applications and available funding).
Once an application has been accepted, a student is paired with a faculty or staff member, another student, or someone from the Tucson community who is "different." We will provide a gift certificate for a coffee shop ($25!) at which to meet for drinks, food, and dialogue. Conversation points are provided to get the discussion started, as well as a few rules of engagement. Students report back on their experiences.
Funding for the Diversity Diner program is provided by the Panhuise Family Foundation.