Newsletter 3: September 18th, 2019


Registration is right around the corner! Here are the registration dates:
  • Seniors (90+ credits): Tuesday, November 5th, at 8 AM
  • Juniors (60-89 credits): Thursday, November 7th, at 8 AM
  • Sophomores (30-59 credits): Monday, November 11th, at 8 AM
  • Freshmen (0-29 credits): Wednesday, November 13th, at 8 AM
First-year students, don't forget to meet with your Academic Advisor to remove your RAC number. The RAC number will prevent you from registering for the classes you need, so make sure to schedule an appointment and talk to them before your registration date comes up.

Good luck, and we hope you get into all the classes you need to take!

Study Abroad Scholarships

Interested in studying abroad? Here are a couple scholarships to help you out with that:
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students. INSIGHT Into Diversity is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to five individual students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate-granting institution, graduate school, or health profession school. The international education programs students can apply for now are for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. To find out more and apply, click here!
  • SUU's Financial Aid Office is also offering $250 scholarships to students of various backgrounds to study abroad during the summer, fall, or spring semesters. If you are from a diverse background, are a first-generation student, served in the military, Native American, or are a non-traditional student 25 years or older, you'll need to write an essay explaining why you should be awarded this scholarship. For more information, click here!

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. Today is the last day, so don't forget to nominate a deserving student for October 




Haunted House
In the spirit of Halloween, the Native American Student Alliance (NASA) set up a haunted house in an actual haunted house! Today, October 31, is the last day to go to! They will be open 8 to 12 AM. Admissions are $6 for the general public, and $4 for SUU students with a valid ID, either as a card or the SUU app on your phone. Come over to Coal Creek Asylum on 665 N 100 E, if you dare...
Trunk or Treat Volunteers Needed!
The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah needs volunteers for their Trunk or Treat event tonight, October 31, from 4 to 6 PM, to represent the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Southern Utah University. Please contact Morgan Whiskers (contact information below) if you're interested!

Dia de los Muertos Events
The end of October is approaching, and Dia de los Muertos is coming up quick. Come celebrate the occasion of remembering those who have passed on and supporting their journey to the afterlife with the Latinx Student Alliance at the following events:
  • Thursday, October 31 from 6 to 8 PM. In the Student Center Ballroom, the we will be hosting a sugar skull painting event. Come stop by for a chance to create the decorative ornament traditionally seen during the Day of the Dead.
  • Thursday, October 31 from 9 to 10 PM. Want to attend the danza but don't know how to salsa? Never fear; we can teach you! Come to the CDI tonight for the last chance to prepare.
  • Saturday, November 2 from 8 to 11 PM. On the final day of the Day of the Dead celebrations, we will be hosting a dance at the Student Center Ballroom with a DJ to spin some tunes. Come stop by to dance the night away!

Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee Showing
On Thursday, November 7th, the Red Rock Film Festival will be showcasing a few films relevant on Native communities protecting their sovereignty and the places they rely on for their culture and way of life. This problem is particularly felt in the plight of the Gwich'in people in the Arctic National Wildlife Refure. If you're interested in the viewing of the film, tickets are $7 and can be bought at this link.

Pride Alliance Safe Zone Training
Join us at the Shooting Star Room in the Hunter Conference Center on Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00 to 5:50 PM for an interactive training session on how to be more inclusive and be a better ally for our LGBTQ+ community members. See you there!

Native American Students Scholarship Opportunity
The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance are offering a scholarship to eligible students. The application due date for the Spring 2020 semester is on Monday, November 25. For more information, click here.

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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