Diversity Campus Experience (DiCE)


BGPSA Members at DiCE Dinner

DiCE Fellow Interacting with Current Auburn Graduate Student

2016 DiCE Fellows Celebrating Auburn Football Victory by Rolling Toomer's Corner


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 September 21-24, 2017. The application deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. CST Wednesday, July 12, 2017, for external applicants. External applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by midnight CST Friday, July 21st. Current Auburn University undergraduates students’ application deadline has been extended to 11:59 p.m. CST Friday, September 1, 2017, and will be notified of the committee’s decision by midnight CST Friday, September 8, 2017. 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.


**Lodging for participating Auburn undergraduate students will not be covered during the program, but meals any other program expenses will be covered. **

Applications for the Fall of 2018 are currently closed and will reopen in Spring 2018. Please enter your information below and we will contact you when the application process has opened.

Last modified: December 30, 2017