Newsletter 29: April 17th, 2019


Visiting Iranian-American Artist
On April 18th, Sheida Soleimani, an Iranian-American artist, will be visiting SUU. She plans to show her work at the SUMA museum, hold art demos during the day at 7 PM in the Student Center Theater, and lead a roundtable discussion on Iranian/Middle Eastern pop culture and politics at the Leavitt Center from 12-1 PM.
Youth Assembly Flyer
Sipho Ncube is a Youth Assembly Ambassador looking for youth between the ages of 16-28 to nominate and help apply to be delegates of the 24th Session of The Youth Assembly. The Youth Assembly (YA) was created in 2002 to amplify youth engagement and participation in dialogues with International Organizations. Rooted in Friendship Ambassadors Foundation (FAF)’s expertise in connecting and engaging, and educating and developing youth with the goal of action and impact, The Youth Assembly fosters mutual understanding and collaboration between youth and key stakeholders in global development to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Come find out more information Thursday, April 18th at 3 PM in the CDI (ST 101).
CDI End-Of-The-Year Banquet
Come celebrate the accomplishments of your CDI peers at the CDI End-Of-The-Year Banquet on Friday, April 19th from 6-9 PM in the Starlight Room. RSVP here.
Experience Latinx culture with music, dancing, activities, and food at Latino Student Alliance's Danza on Saturday, April 20th from 8-11 PM in the Ballroom. There will be a live DJ. Free for SUU students and $3 for 18+ non-students. 
Gaming Fridays
Do you like to play video and/or board games? Come join us this Friday from 12-4 PM in the CDI (ST 101) for games and free pizza.       

CDI Feedback

As this semester comes to a close, we want to check in with students who work closely with the CDI to see which needs are and are not being met through SUUSA (SUU's Student Government). Please give us some suggestions for how SUUSA can better serve you or legislation you would like to be introduced to the Student Students. You can give us your suggestions by clicking here. 


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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