Diversity Campus Experience (DiCE)


2016 DiCE Fellows Rolling Toomers Corner after a football win

DiCE Fellow Interacting with Current Auburn Graduate Student

2015 DiCE Fellows on a Departmental Tour

2018 DiCE Cohort pictured in front of Samford Hall

Auburn University is committed to increasing the diversity of its graduate student body and has made this commitment a key goal in its 2013-2018 Strategic Plan. With this in mind, the Graduate Diversity Campus Experience (DiCE) seeks to identify highly qualified and competitive students from underrepresented groups to encourage them to pursue graduate degrees in their academic field.

Program attendees will have the opportunity to interact with current graduate students and faculty members from their program of interest while exploring Auburn’s campus and community. Participants will attend workshops that will provide them with skills and resources needed to help strengthen their graduate school application packet, while participating in such professional development as mock interviews and a review of their personal statement.
It is our hope that, upon completion of the campus experience, emerging scholars will:

  •       Have an increased interest in graduate studies at Auburn University
  •       Become more well-rounded and competitive candidates for graduate and professional programs
  •       Gain skills that will benefit them in their graduate school application process
  •       Build valuable relationships with current and prospective graduate students
  •       Understand that graduate education is an attainable goal

The Graduate Diversity Campus Experience program will be held October 14-17, 2021. The application submission period will commence on Friday, February 5, 2021 and will end on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by 11:59 p.m. CST Monday, July 12, 2021. Participants’ lodging at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center and meal expenses will be covered for the duration of the program. It is the responsibility of the DiCE fellow to find transportation to and from The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The DiCE application requires:

  • GRE/GMAT date/expected date and score
  • Graduate program of interest at Auburn University
  • Semester of potential enrollment
  • Letter of interest – Write 300-400 words addressing one of the topics below:
    • Your personal background and life experiences, including social, cultural, familial, educational or other opportunities or challenges, which are motivating your decision to pursue a graduate degree at Auburn University.
    • Describe how a graduate education will help you attain your career goals.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • At least one professional letter of recommendation

The Graduate Diversity Campus Experience is a collaborative venture hosted by Auburn University’s Office of Inclusion and Diversity the Graduate School, and the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA). If you have questions about the program or application process, please email dice@auburn.edu.

Last modified: January 29, 2021