Join us on November 8 and see the value of diversity and inclusion at Harris Public Policy.

Diversity Day Events

Diversity Day provides the opportunity for talented underrepresented individuals to get to know the Harris School of Public Policy and its community in an intimate setting. At Diversity Day, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Sit in on a class
  • Connect with current students, Harris alumni, and 2018 Diversity Day participants (scroll down to see this year's panelists)
  • Engage with faculty
  • Learn about the support offered at Harris for underrepresented students and first generation college students
  • Hear from faculty who have worked with underserved communities
  • See how we create a safe space to share different perspectives and experiences while celebrating those differences

More details will be provided when you are accepted to attend.

Committed to Diversity & Inclusion 

Sparkle Dalphinis
Sparkle Dalphinis

“Sometimes the quantitative numbers don’t tell the full story—the qualitative piece matters, too. How might this decision negatively impact certain populations? These are our future policymakers, so we want people with diverse perspectives to have a seat at the table.”

Sparkle Dalphinis, Associate Director of Student Recruitment
Craig Warren smiling
Craig Warren, MPP'95

“There’s a diversity student council that did not exist when I was there, and that’s another mark of the school’s commitment. And just looking at visible diversity, there is far more than when I was studying at Harris.”

Craig Warren, MPP'95, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at the Minnesota Children’s Museum, and Keynote Speaker at Diversity Day in 2018


Read the full recap of last year's Diversity Day.

Diversity Day Alumni Panelists

Rendon Beatriz, MPP '96
Beatriz Rendón , MPP '96

Beatriz Rendón’s MPP from UChicago propelled her career in education, which spans over two decades. She is now VP of Strategic Initiatives for the Office of Educational Outreach and Student Services at Arizona State University (ASU), where she has developed school programs which serve diverse communities through full-immersion, blended and online modalities. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Beatriz also is a first-generation college student.