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Peer Inclusion Educators

About Peer Inclusion Educators (PIE)

The Peer Inclusion Educators (PIE) is a program started by students, for students, dedicated to fostering an inclusive learning environment by addressing issues surrounding personal awareness of social identities, power, privilege, oppression, and social justice with peers at Northwestern. PIE was implemented by students within the Campus Inclusion & Community's Inclusion Task Force, after demanding resources from the University to create spaces of dialogue, self-awareness, and action. 

Students within the PIE Program develop their social justice facilitation skills and lead workshops on topics of identity and social justice. PIEs facilitate workshops with groups around campus including residential communities, Greek organizations, athletic teams, and many student organizations. 

Goals

Throughout your time in PIE you will deepen your own self-awareness and gain key skills for facilitating dialogues on identity, difference, privilege, power. The PIE program aims to...

PIE Training Components

In addition to the PIE student community an Assistant Director of Social Justice Education, Graduate Assistant of Social Justice Education, and two undergraduate PIE Interns make up the PIE staff, nicknamed the "PIE Pod," support the program. 

As a PIE, you join a community of student facilitators who are learning to create learning moments on campus through peer-to-peer facilitation, self-reflection and group dialogue. You will begin to learn more about the PIE program through our recruitment process and in particular during your informal interview where we will talk through the program components and ask how this fits with what you are seeking.

The first point of contact you will have with the larger PIE community will be through the PIE retreat where PIEs spend time getting to know each other and begin to learn the foundations of dialogue. Following the retreat,  PIEs are expected to engage in the following:

Types of Workshops

Within PIE, most of our workshops are request-based, meaning that a group of students will invite us into their space to provide facilitation on a specific topic. While the topics vary, common workshops we are asked to facilitate include:

Become a Peer Inclusion Educator (PIE)

PIE 2020-21 Cohort - Application materials will be available in late September. Email go.nu.pie@gmail.edu expressing interest if you would like to be notified when the application is open.

This Fall we are recruiting approximately 8 new students to round us out to a group of about 18 facilitators. All Northwestern graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply and informally interview to join PIE. Students with experience in creating and facilitating workshops on topics of identity, dialogue and social justice are encouraged to apply. All new facilitators will be required to attend a virtual retreat (Dates TBD - Oct. 16 and 17).

Newer to dialogue? Check out Sustained Dialogue!

Questions?
Email the PIE Pod Team at go.nu.pie@gmail.edu or contact Assistant Director of Social Justice Education, Qiu Fogarty.
 

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