This involvement can either be as a former participant or as a mentor or adviser to someone who has participated. In general, the essay has a great balance of seriousness and playfulness, of quirkiness and intellect.
I am a blonde, blue eyed, 18 year old who not only grew up orthodox, but also has a half Christian family. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and works as a freelance writer specializing in education. However, it is also true that search committee members who do not care about diversity do not read diversity statements.
My hair, naturally the same sandy blonde that the rest of my family shares, is dyed jet, sometimes highlighted in streaks of purple or scarlet. Ask your parents, friends, teachers, guidance counselor, and others if they would mind reading your essay and giving you feedback.
Many students are baffled about what to write about themselves concerning diversity.
Share it! You can mention your willingness to contribute to pre-existing programs on the campus or you can express interest in creating new programs based on models at other campuses.
Read the essay, and read the explanation underneath. If I were inserted into those brochure photographs of typical college students, I would look like a vampire stalking her wholesome prey.
Let me be direct: in some ways, I am the antithesis of what one might picture as a student who contributes to campus diversity. Carrie comes across as an intelligent and likable woman who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways.