Newsletter 18: February 12, 2020

CDI Student of the Month

Pablo is a first-generation student, driven to success by wanting to give back to his parents for everything they did for him and his brother. He is a frequent and friendly face around campus and in the CDI. He is involved with the SUU Jazz Ensemble and the Red Rockers as a bassist, and with the Polynesian Club as a secretary.  His nominators said that he has contributed greatly to the club, going out of his way to do things for them despite being so busy with his own engagements. 

Pablo is Human Nutrition Major with a pre-medicine emphasis here at SUU, and he plans on going into medical school, particularly for pediatrics.

Summer Registration

Hey T-Birds! Registration for the summer semester has already started. Here are the upcoming dates for registration:
  • Freshmen - Wednesday, February 20
If you're looking to stay, don't forget that to get up bright and early to register at 8:00 AM on your designated day to get the classes you need. We hope to see you over the summer!

Summer Scholarships

Looking to stay for the summer semester but have no cash? Don't worry, there are summer scholarships available at this link! All you have to do is fill out the form and click submit. Your eligibility will be determined, and you'll be linked to various scholarship opportunities for the summer semester. All applications are due Sunday, March 1, so don't wait to get your application in! 

CDI Logo Contest

Have a knack for graphic design? Do you want to leave your mark in the CDI? Or do you just like winning gift cards? If any of these caught your eye, you should join the CDI's Logo-Making Contest!

We are looking for a new design for the SUU CDI logo, and it will be used in all official CDI presentations, event posters, and in our emails. The winner of this contest will recieve a $25 gift card of their choice. 
Submissions will be accepted through the Diversity email ( until Friday, March 13.

CDI Kitchen Policy

As you all know, last Friday the kitchen was closed off to everybody. This was because our coordinator, Donnie, found the kitchen to be very messy and disorganized. Two of our students, however, took initiative and cleaned the area, allowing it to be open for use. As of today, she and Joel will be enacting a new policy regarding our kitchen:
  • It will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the weekdays, and will remain open as long as it remains clean and organized.
  • It will be evaluated at 8:00 AM on the weekdays for cleanliness. If it fails, the kitchen will be closed off, and people will need to check out the key to use it.
  • If it needs to be used after closing, say for a club meeting or an event, they can contact Donnie and will be given special permission to use it.
The kitchen is something very important to all of us, so let's all do our best to keep it clean!


Black History Film Showing
This month represents Black History Month! Show your pride and share your support by attending the  following events:
  • There will be a Know Your Rights workshop will be held in the CDI (ST 101) on Wednesday, February 19, at 6:30 PM.
  • On Thursday, February 20, there will be a Showcase and Resource Fair in the Starlight Room from 11 AM to 1 PM. Come to know more about Black history and see some performances.
  • A screening of the movie Queen and Slim will be showing on Monday, February 24 from 5 to 8 PM.
  • On Tuesday, February 25, there will be a Mardi Gras event held in the Ballroom at 6 PM.
  • Want to show off your knowledge of Black History? Then the Black History Kahoot on Wednesday, February 26 is for you! Come over to the Starlight Room from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, and play to win a free BSU Step Show ticket.
  • An African-American Read In will be held in the Student Center Living Room on Thursday, February 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Come to listen or sign up to read a literary work written by an African American author.
  • The long-awaited BSU Step Show will be held on Friday, February 28 at 6 PM.

Understanding Ourselves and Others: A Student Process Group
The first CDI process group meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 25 from 4 to 5 PM at the Brian Head Room in the Student Center. This group is an opportunity to work through a broad range of issues facing students, including (but not limited to) academics, peer or romantic relationships, family issues, the challenges of communication (including online), personal growth, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. These process groups will be hosted weekly by our Director, Joel. Drop-ins are always welcome!

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: Sabrina Kim
Social Media: IG @suu_aasa
Meeting: every other Monday, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

African Union Club (AUC)
Club President: Nouman Kante
Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.c
Meeting: every other Friday, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Black Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Malaysia Phang 
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu
Meeting: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Club President: Stacy Soto
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa
Meeting: Wednesdays, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Morgan Whiskers

Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suu
Meeting: Tuesdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Polynesian Club
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly
Meeting: every first Monday, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Malachi Morehouse
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
Meeting: Thursdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Nestor Zapata 
Social Media: IG @uma_suu
Meeting: Thursdays, 8 PM, CDI (ST 101)

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people. We provide emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, etc.)

The CDI collaborates with campus partners to foster a learning environment that respects multiple perspectives and differences through multicultural clubs, workshops, trainings and cultural programming. The CDI invites members of the campus community to join in conversation about how to cultivate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming campus culture.

Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101

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