Newsletter 31: May 2nd, 2019

Congratulations Graduates!

To our graduating class of 2019, you did it! The CDI congratulates you for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to your education. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, you have enriched this campus and SUU is a better place because of you. We will miss you dearly but can not wait to watch your continued growth from afar. Always remember this is not the end, it is the beginning.  

CDI Student of the Month

As Vice President of NASA Morgan assisted with the coordination of on campus events including Native American Heritage Week, Miss Native SUU, and the Pow Wow. She also facilitated a panel for the English 2010, Writing About Race class and advocated for the Cedar High School mascot name change. Next year, Morgan will be the President of NASA and a Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) Beacon. 

Morgan's nominator wanted to see Morgan acknowledged for her work in NASA and her contributions to the CDI. "This academic year NASA has visibly supported all of the clubs in the CDI by attending events and meetings as an organization. I know that their activeness was due to the leadership of the executive committee, which Morgan is a part of." Congratulations Morgan!
Morgan Whiskers is a Junior Exercise Science major and Human Nutrition minor at SUU. She is enrolled in the Navajo Nation and from the San Juan Southern Paiutes. Morgan currently serves as Vice President of the Native American Student Association (NASA). 

Congratulations Thunderbird Award Winners and Finalists!

Congratulations to all of the Thunderbird Awards winners and finalists! We are so proud of all the CDI representation up on stage Saturday evening. Here are our wonderful winners:
  • Tylor Garcia Standing Soldier: Sterling R. Church Student Involvement Award
  • Nouman Kante: Georgia Beth Thompson Award
  • Sipho Ncube: Achievement of the Year Award
  • Dr. Schvalla Rivera: Commitment to Excellence Award 
  • Latino Student Alliance: Diversity Club of the Year
  • D'Mia Lamar: Female Contributor of the Year
  • Sofie Scaletta: Elaine C. Southwick Award


CDI Student Wellness Group
Over the summer the CDI, in partnerships with CAPS, will host a student wellness group. The student wellness group will tackle issues such as mental wellness in queer and POC communities, strategies for thriving in a PWI, and how to build more resilient communities. The group will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM in the CDI (ST 101). The meetings will start May 22nd and end July 17th.

Our Clubs!

African Union Club
Club President: Nouman Kante
Social Media: IG: suu_a.u.c
Asian American Student Alliance
Club President: Liz Pittman
Social Media: IG:suu_aasa

Black Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Malaysia Phang 
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Club President: Stacy Soto
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa

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

Social Media: NASA Facebook
Polynesian Club
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Malachi Morehouse
Social Media: PAEC Facebook
UndocuMigrant Alliance
Club President: Nestor Zapata 

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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