Purpose of Belonging Ambassadors

In alignment with BYU’s strategic plan, the BYU Committee on Race, Equity & Belonging, BYU Undergraduate Education, McKay School of Education, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Department of Communication Disorders seeks to establish and maintain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff by creating two Belonging Ambassador positions.

The Belonging Ambassadors will:

  • Promote the inclusion and belonging of historically under-represented groups in COMD to address the need for diversity of experiences and perspectives in the profession
  • Enhance the cultural educational experience of BYU students by preparing them to address the needs of an increasingly diverse society

Belonging Ambassadors: Samantha Smith and Hind Alsboul
Contact: comdoutreach@byu.edu

Resources from BYU

BYU Careers and Experiential Learning

This office schedules meetings to aid with resume writing, finding internships, and more services relating to information about career exploration.

BYU International Student Services
BYU Multicultural Student Services
BYU Office of Student Success and Inclusion:

Phone: 801.422.0285
Location: 3494 WSC
Blake Fisher, SSA/LGBTQ+ Program Counselor

BYU Student Organizations
BYUSA clubs and Student Academic Associations
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
University Accessibility Center
Y-Serve Tutoring

Financial Resources

BYU Financial Aid Office
BYU Financial Fitness Center

This office assists with financial planning and financial education at different stages of life.

BYU Scholarships
McKay School of Education Scholarship

Communication Disorders Diversity Scholarship for Graduate Students
Contact Professor Robinson for more information : lee_robinson@byu.edu

Resources from McKay School of Education

McKay School of Education Homepage
First Generation Mentoring
Contact : fye@byu.edu

Resources from the ComD Program

Belonging Ambassadors
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

Resources from ASHA

Cultural Competency

Multicultural Affairs and Resources
That’s Unheard Of

Student Resources

S.T.E.P. Mentoring | Enroll by February 16

Student to Empowered Professional Mentoring Program provides a mentoring community for under-represented students in CSD majors.

Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP)
Multicultural Constituency Groups

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