I went to the diversity conference and applied throught the consortium. You do have to apply to the diversity conference (as you do at most schools). However, I'm not sure how selective it is. The only school I heard of where people got rejected from the diversity conference was Yale, but I think that was because they keep it small becuase they cover travel costs.
what exactly is this "consortium?"
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