Newsletter 25: March 20th, 2019


Latino Student Alliance Plate Sale
Build your own plate with options that include tamales, tacos, rice, beans, horchata, desserts, and more! Pre-Order deadline is March 21st at 5 PM and the pick up date is March 23rd from 11-2 PM. Email to order a plate or for more information.
NASA's Pow Wow
Join Native American Student Association in the 40th Annual Pow Wow at the Paiute Tribal Gym (440 N Paiute Dr) on Saturday, April 6th. Grand entries are at 12 PM and 6 PM. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Email for more information.

Drag Brunch
The Pride and Equality Club is hosting the second annual Drag Brunch with special guest Salem O'Hara Andrews from Las Vegas on Thursday, April 11th at 11 AM in the Starlight Room. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for faculty/staff, and $100 for departmental tables. Space is limited, email Willy at for questions and seating information.

Black Excellence Ball
Come celebrate the accomplishments of Black Student Union, black students, faculty, and staff, and allys to the black community on Saturday, April 13th at 7 PM at the Festival Hall (105 N 100 E). Pre-sale tickets are $8 and $10 at the door with your soul food dinner included. You can RSVP and order your tickets by clicking here.

Gaming Fridays
Gaming Fridays are back! Do you like to play video and/or board games? Come join us every Friday from 12-5 PM in the CDI (ST 101).       


CDI SUUSA Representative Application
The CDI representative is part of the student interest representative cohort sitting on the SUUSA Senate. The Student Interest Representatives are comprised of eight [8] students appointed from designated Student Organizations to be a member of the Student Senate for the academic year. Click here for the application as it closes March 21st.
CDI Beacon Application
Do you want to be an official part of the CDI dream team? Now is your chance, apply to be a Beacon for the 2019-20 school year! Applications will be open until April 8th at midnight. Click here for the application.

Leavitt Center Leadership Applications
Are you interested in joining the leadership team in the Leavitt Center for Politics? Leadership positions include student director, internship coordinator, executive council, and fellow, Click here for more information and the application.

Thunder-U (TAVI Captain) Application
Do you want to be a TAVI Captain for the Fall 2019 Freshman class? SUU needs you to help guide the new freshman during Thunder-U. Click here to apply.

CDI End-Of-The-Year Banquet
Nominate your outstanding peers, faculty, and staff members to be recognized at our CDI the End-of-The-Year Awards Banquet. Descriptions of the awards are described under the links. The deadline is March 31st. 
Rising Leader
CDI Champion
Outstanding Club Members
Legacy Award
Faculty Allyship
Staff Allyship

  • Knowledge is Power Essay Contest
    • The CDI is seeking essays that highlight the academic excellence of CDI students. Submissions can be creative or academic essays of any discipline. Winners will be honored at the End-Of-The-Year Banquet. Click here for details. The deadline is April 1st. 
SUU STEM Leadership Board
The SUU STEM Leadership Board focuses on organizing, staffing, and overseeing STEM Center events and programs for K-12 students in southern Utah, including the STEM Tutoring Centers. These events are designed to promote fun, exploration, education and expression in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for all students who participate. STEM Center events help recruit students to SUU STEM programs and majors within the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering. Click here for the application and more information.

If you are interested in being a part of the STEM Leadership Board, there will be a panel with the students and faculty involved in the STEM program on Thursday, March 21st at 5:30 PM in the CDI (ST 101).

Turn Up Our Voices

For the remainder of the semester, the CDI would like to highlight students and their experiences on campus regarding their identity. The following questions/prompts will be our focus: 

  1. Tell us about a professor who most supported your identity in the classroom.
  2. Tell us about a memorable experience you've had on campus that involves your identity.
  3. Why do you value the CDI?
  4. What do you wish people knew about your identity? 

We are looking for students to share their experiences so please come by the CDI or email us at if you would like to be involved with this campaign.

CDI Student of the Month (March)
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is excited to highlight some the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will begin a Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the month. Nominations will be accepted from any SUU faculty, staff, or student. Winners will be chosen by the CDI team and will be recognized physically in the CDI, in the electronic newsletter, and will be awarded a gift card in appreciation. To nominate a student who you believe deserves this recognition, click here.

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance
Meeting: TBA
Club President: Liz Pittman
Social Media: IG:suu_aasa

Black Student Union (BSU)
Meeting: Wednesday's at 6:30 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Sunny Sims
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Meeting: Wednesday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President:
Stacy Soto
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Meeting: Every Tuesday at 6 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Tylor Garcia

Social Media: NASA Facebook
Polynesian Club
Meeting: Every First Monday at 7 PM in the ED 111
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Meeting: Tuesdays's at 6 PM in ED 111 
Club President: Lacey Woods
Social Media: PAEC Facebook
African Union Club
Meeting: Friday's at 5 PM in the CDI (ST 101)
Club President: Lisa Muisimbi
Social Media: IG: suu_a.u.c

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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