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. The DICE certification is a great way to demonstrate a vested interest in diversity and intercultural engagement to future schools and employers!
DICE = 8 Points + 1 Reflection Paper in 1 Academic Year.
Points 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.
Register for DICE Today!
To sign up for DICE, simply follow this link:
UPDATE- NEW DEADLINE: For the 2019-2020 school year, your DICE credits must be earned and turned in by April 24, 2020. The original deadline has been extended due to COVID-19 event cancellations.
After you have signed up through our system, you will receive a confirmation email from our DICE Program Coordinator with information about how to track your progress and complete the program. If you are a member of one of our DICE program partners, please be sure to select your program when you register.
UPDATED INFORMATION FOR COMPLETING DICE CERTIFICATE & CAMPUS CANCELLATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
If you are nearly finished with your DICE certificate, you can still complete it this academic year. Though all in-person events are cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, there will be several virtual workshops and educational experiences that will count for DICE points. These virtual workshops will be updated on this website as they are confirmed.
Other options for DICE certificate completion:
- Complete the Kirwan Institute's implicit bias training modules and submit proof of completion for 1 DICE point. In order to submit proof of completion, download the PDF of your quiz responses of the "check in" from each of the modules and submit them to email@example.com. All modules must be completed in order to receive credit.
- If you have not yet completed a community kit, you can submit your reflection for 1 DICE point. Community Kits are an online resource the Multicultural Center offers. Although they are designed to be programs that individuals can host on their own, for DICE they can be used as a tool for individual self-reflection. To get started, visit the Community Kits website. You will see four categories of Community Kits in the left column. On each category’s page, you will find several links to articles or videos, each with a set ofdiscussion questions attached. Pick one of the articles or videos that sounds interesting to you and in a journal entry response, please answer the questions under the link to that article or video.
- In addition to the listed questions, please answer the following: What did you learn from this community kit? What questions do you still have about the topic? What resources exist at Ohio State or in Columbus to help you learn more about this topic? Your response should be around one page in length, 12-point font. To earn points for this option, e-mail your journal response to the DICE program coordinator Ashley Yong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have questions or concerns about completing your DICE certificate, please contact Allison Ragland at email@example.com.
Submitting DICE Points and Reflection Paper
To submit DICE Points and your Reflection Paper, visit mcc.osu.edu/secure/dice.
There have been some technical issues with the online DICE tracking system that the Office of Information Technology is still working on. Until the system is fixed, follow these directions to log your progress into your online dashboard.
- Log into your online portal by following this link. http://mcc.osu.edu/secure/dice
- Once logged in, click the "add event" button. When you do this, a drop-down menu will appear. Select "custom event" from the drop-down menu.
- Enter the name of your program, the date, and how many DICE credit hours/ "points" it was worth. The bottom part of this newsletter has credit hour/ point descriptions.
For questions or concerns, please contact Social Justice Engagement Program Specialist Allison Ragland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DICE points can be earned 1, 2, or 3 points at a time. The DICE Program Overview provides details about how these points are earned. After all 8 points are earned, a final reflection paper of at least 1200 words will need to be filed with the SJE DICE admin team.
For the 2019-2020 school year, your DICE credits must be earned and turned in by April 24, 2020.
Community Kits for DICE
You may complete one Community Kit as an individual during the academic year to receive one DICE point. For more information about Community Kits, visit go.osu.edu/communitykits.
Follow the directions below to complete a Community Kit for 1 DICE point:
- Visit go.osu.edu/communitykits
- Under the "Community Kit" tab on the left side of the screen, there is a tab for each available kit. Click on the topic that you want to use for your DICE reflection.
- Select five questions from the list of reflection quesitons to respond to and thoroughly read/watch the materials necessary to answer the questions you selected. Responses to each question should be between 100 and 250 words.
- Your responses must reflect that you’ve read/watched the materials; otherwise, you will be asked to re-write them.
- Submit your community Kit responses to the DICE program administrator and attach them in your DICE Qualtrics form for approval.
This will be a link to the email address of whomever is reviewing the DICE submissions at the time.
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. 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 Social Justice Engagement Program Specialist Allison Ragland at email@example.com
Programs and events must be DICE-approved to count towards your DICE certificate. To find DICE-approved programs simply visit our MCC Calendar. Or to see upcoming DICE events in your inbox, you can sign up for the biweekly SJE newsetter. DICE offers flexible, fun and experiential trainings, as well as a wide range of opportunities to explore cultural difference!
Campus partners producing a program related to social justice, bias reduction and prevention, intercultural engagement or another closely related event may be advertised in the DICE newsletter, which is sent out monthly to everyone registered for the certificate. Please email Allison Ragland at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about getting events approved for DICE credit.