Newsletter 22: February 20th, 2019

Swipe in the CDI

In an effort to better track how & how often the CDI is being utilized we are now asking everyone to please swipe in when visiting the center. Whether you're coming to socialize, study, meet with a Beacon, Maria, or Willy, or anything else, please make sure to swipe in (or manually input your T#) at our front kiosk. Thank you for helping us show how valuable this space is!


Black History Month Events
  • Becoming A Black Ally
    • Join SUU's Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Schvalla Rivera and the Black Student Union in a workshop on how to be an ally or advocate for the black community. Along with a panel of black students at SUU to share their stories and answer questions. Wednesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM in the Sterling Church Auditorium.
  • Flashback Friday Step Show
    • The Annual BSU Step Show is on Friday, February 22nd at 7 PM in the SUU Auditorium. Come see SUU's Black Student Union Step Team and Hip-Hop Team along with guest teams from Las Vegas, NV. There will be dancing, singing, and spoken word performances from 1920-today! Buy your tickets now at the SUU Box Office or online. $3 for students and $5 for non-students.
  • Blindspotting Film and Panel
    • Join us for a free film screening of Blindspotting which brings awareness of the issues of police brutality in black communities on Wednesday, February 27th at 6 PM in ED 104. Following the film, there will be a panel where you can hear stories of those affected by the criminal justice system.
  • Soulfood Plate Sale
    • Support Black Student Union by buying a Soulfood Plate. Click here for menu. Text 702-540-4532 or email to order. Pre-Order deadline is Thursday, February 28th and pick up date is Sunday, March 3rd.

Polynesian Showcase
The Annual Polynesian Cultural Showcase is from February 28th-March 2nd, 7 PM every night in the SUU Auditorium. Come and witness the beautiful cultures from the Polynesian Islands in the South Pacific. There will be performances from the islands of Tahiti, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, and Samoa. Tickets are available online, $3 for students and $4 for non-students.

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 Student of the Month (February)
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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