Diversity Outreach Partnership (DOP)

Diversity Outreach Partnership (DOP)

The DOP is an amazing partnership between our interns and our Baylor campus that lasts across the internship year!  It combines opportunities for personal and professional growth for our interns with the chance to serve student organizations on campus in a focused way that augments what BUCC offers the campus.

Interns will explore historically underrepresented and marginalized student populations on campus.  They will complete “Diversity Outreach Partnership Reflection Questions” and then discuss their interests with the DOP supervisors, as well as what their own areas of growth might be.  They will ultimately work with a group that would expand their own cultural competencies.   They will establish an ongoing year-long relationship with this student organization, including regularly attending their meetings.  They will first assess the needs of the group, then develop an outreach presentation for the student organization that utilizes their skills and knowledge as early career mental health professionals. They will also formally evaluate/assess the impact of their outreach program on the target audience and summarize the results, and the organization will provide feedback to the interns.  Finally, interns will deliver a formal presentation of the experience to the BUCC Staff.

Building this type of partnership has become a model for how our counseling center develops campus relationships that demonstrate care for students and offers a point of connection. 

The purpose of the Diversity Partnership is to:
  1. Make a positive psychological impact on the chosen marginalized student population.
  2. Develop intern’s awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with this population.
  3. Develop intern’s skills in systemic assessment, collaboration, and public speaking to foster self-efficacy and confidence as part of their professional development process.
  4. Develop/grow intern’s professionalism, interdepartmental communication, relationship building and advocacy.


Current Partners:
  1. McNair Scholars
  2. First-In-Line
  3. Multicultural Greek Life
  4. VETS