TAMU Race, Identity, & Social Equity (RISE) Conference and Fellowship

TAMU Race Identity and Social Equity (RISE) Initiative, formally known as the Student Diversity Summit, is a yearlong program that provides students with a better understanding of race, identity and social equity in higher education.

TAMU RISE includes an annual conference, and fellowship opportunity which allows selected student leaders to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity known as NCORE, conduct research during fall semester, and present findings to the campus community at the RISE Conference.

Through meaningful dialogues, the annual conference seeks to cultivate understanding of diversity and establish a brave space and open environment for discussions on issues that impact Texas A&M and beyond.

TAMU RISE Initiative is modeled after the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) Program.

The inaugural TAMU RISE Conference will take place on Friday, February 2, 2018.

To learn more about the conference, visit the TAMU RISE website.

TAMU RISE Fellowship

Texas A&M University Race, Identity & Social Equity (RISE) Fellowship provides undergraduate students from various disciplines an opportunity to conduct research with emphasis on race, identity and social equity. Students are selected to attend the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) in American Higher Education and later present their research at the TAMU RISE Conference in spring.  Applicants are selected based on their academic interests and achievements as well as their leadership interests and experience.

The Department of Multicultural Services is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 TAMU RISE fellowship.  The application deadline is Friday, November 3 by 5pm via Department of Multicultural Services Maroonlink Page.

Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A letter of intent that specifically addresses:
    • Your academic interests and achievements
    • Your leadership interests and experience
    • Your reasons for wanting to be selected as a TAMU RISE Fellow
      • Your commitment and availability to participate fully in the NCORE Conference in May and the execution of the 2018 TAMU RISE Conference.
  • A resume
  • Two recommendation forms from faculty and/or staff members (click here to download the form)
  • An unofficial transcript

Click here to view the application packet

To access and submit the application, visit https://maroonlink.tamu.edu/submitter/form/start/115565

For more information about the TAMU RISE Initiative, contact TAMURISE@tamu.edu.