DICE Certificate Program
The Diversity, Intercultural and Community Engagement (DICE) Certificate Program through the Student Life Multicultural Center is for students interested in exploring diversity, intercultural engagement and socially just leadership. DICE offers flexible, fun and experiential trainings, as well as a wide range of opportunities to explore cultural difference. The DICE certification is a great way to demonstrate vested interest in diversity and intercultural engagement to future schools and employers!
How to EARN your DICE Certificate
DICE = 8 Credits + 1 Reflection Paper in 1 Year.
Credits for the DICE certificate are earned by engaging a variety of programs including cultural events, workshops related to social justice and bias prevention, signature MCC programming, approved service projects and/or diversity leadership retreats. Qualified programs and events must be DICE-certified to count towards your DICE certificate.
DICE credits can be earned 1, 2, or 3 credits at a time. After all 8 credits are earned, a final reflection paper of at least 1200 words will need to be filed with the SJE DICE admin team. Details about the paper, and how to find DICE-certified programs can be found to the right. Examples of programs earning different credit options are as follows:
- 1-Credit Options Attend: Multicultural Center or DICE-approved cultural program, Social Justice Engagement workshop, AIDE student org meeting
- 2-Credit Options Attend: Open Doors Training, LGBTQ Safe Zone Training, 6 Sustained Dialogue Meetings; Host: An approved event or special project
- 3-Credit Options Complete: ESHESA 2577 earning a final grade of ‘B’ or higher; Attend: A DICE-approved social justice retreat
How to TRACK your DICE Certificate
Please check back later in Summer 2018 for updates related to our DICE tracking system.
Please Note: When you attend an event, if there is a sign-in sheet or BuckID card reader present at the event, please be sure to sign-in as your attendance at these events may be verified. It is also highly recommended that you write down, in a separate document, a few sentence reflection about the program you attended. This will help you recall the program's information and your initial thoughts when writing the final reflection paper.
How to COMPLETE your DICE Certificate
After you have earned the appropriate number of credits, you should ensure that everything listed on your tracking form is accurate. You should then download the document "DICE Final Reflection Paper Instructions." Follow the instructions to write your final paper. When your final reflection paper and tracking form are both complete, you should e-mail both to the DICE Program Coordinator, Alex Winkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also print out your materials and turn them into the front desk at the SLMCC (Ohio Union, Suite 1000). Alex will be in touch with you once all of your materials are verified. DICE certificates are printed in April and you will be contacted about how to pick it up closer to that date.
Remember, all of your DICE credits must be earned and turned in by April 13, 2018. For any questions or concerns, please contact the DICE Program Coordinator, Alex Winkowski, at email@example.com.
Social Justice Engagement partners with several programs across Ohio State both to collaborate on producing DICE programs, and to engage student leaders in our DICE certification process. Campus partners producing a program related to social justice, bias reduction and prevention, intercultural engagement or another closely related event may request DICE Certification and a listing on the DICE cohort newsletter by following this link.
If your program or department has asked you to obtain a DICE certificate, you may have special requirements. Please see below for more details.
- Mount Scholars: You have tailored DICE requirements. Please see the "Mount Scholar DICE Requirements" document for more information.
- Health Sciences Scholars: You have tailored DICE requirements. Please see the "HSS DICE Requirements" document for more information.
- Residence Life Student Staff: Attending DICE programs is part of your Inclusive Leadership Development Series (ILDS). Please consult with your supervisor and residence life professional staff about your requirements.
- A&P Staff: If you are a staff member in Administration and Planning, please visit the A&P website for information about your DICE program: ap.osu.edu/diversity
If you are a staff or faculty member interested in creating tailored DICE requirements for a student group or population your work with, please contact SJE Program Specialist, Appy Frykenberg.