Newsletter 20: February 26, 2020

CDI Student of the Month

The CDI is excited to highlight some of the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will continue our Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the school year. 

Nominations are 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. 

The Student of the Month nominee should demonstrate the qualities of a leader, exemplify the CDI’s mission, and actively promotes the center’s message of inclusivity. Please nominate a deserving student for February 

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.


Black History Month
This month represents Black History Month! Show your pride and share your support by attending the  following events:
  • 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 17th annual Step Show will be held on Friday, February 28 at 6 PM in the SUU Auditorium Theater. Come by to enjoy amazing performances and showcases from the students of the Black Student Union. Tickets are available at the box office and online at They are $3 for students, and $5 for the general public.

Talk With Us
This coming Monday, March 2 from 6 to 7:30 PM, the CDI's Undocu Migrant Alliance will be holding a know your rights workshop in the Church Auditorium in the Student Center. Though this event is geared towards immigrants, everyone is welcome to join us in this informational workshop on our rights as people living in the United States.

Rise Up, Protectors of Our Land
The CDI's Polynesian Club will be holding their showcase on March 5 to 7 at 6 PM in the SUU Auditorium Theater. They have been working hard on it since January, so it's bound to be a good show! Tickets are available online at, and will be available the day of in the auditorium box office. They are $4 for students, and $6 for the general public.

Pow Wow
The Native American Student Association will be holding their 41st annual Pow Wow on Saturday, April 4 at 440 N Paiute Drive (Paiute Tribal Gym). There will be dances, food, and grand prize drawings, so make sure to be on the lookout for more information!

Pride Week
Monday, March 9 marks the beginning of Pride Week! Come celebrate and support the members of the LGBTQ+ community at the following events beingheld by the CDI's Pride and Equality Club:
  • A free All Inclusive Sex-Ed will be held on Monday, March 9 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Student Center Living Room in collaboration with the Students United for Reproductive Freedom group.
  • Interested in doing drag, but don't know how to start? Don't worry! There will be a How to Drag workshop held in the Student Center Living Room on Tuesday, March 10 from 2 to 5 PM with a panel consisting of people with experience doing drag during the event for all your questions.
  • A Queer Ball will be hosted in the Great Hall on Wednesday, March 11 from 6 to 10 PM
  • The 3rd annual SUU Drag Brunch will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Starlight Room of the Student Center. The visiting drag queen is Angel Phoenix from Las Vegas, Nevada, so come see her work it out! Tickets are available at the CDI. They are $7 for a single ticket, and $50 for a table.
  • We are also looking for contestants for the drag competition during the Drag Brunch. If you are interested, contact Malachi or Allyson at

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: David Nguyen
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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