Newsletter 23: February 28th, 2019


Black History Month Events
  • 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.

Learn How to Become A Leader for the Leavitt Center
Join us for a panel on how you can represent diversity on campus, receive a stipend, housing scholarship, and mentorship on Thursday, March 7th at 5:30 PM in the CDI (ST 101). See Opportunities section below for more information on how to apply. 
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).       


Leavitt Center Leadership Applications
Are you interested in joining the leadership team in the Leavitt Center for Politics? Leadership positions include student director, internship coordinator, executive council, and fellow, Click here for more information and the application.

CDI End-Of-The-Year Banquet
Nominate your outstanding peers, faculty, and staff members to be recognized at our CDI the End-of-The-Year Awards Banquet. Descriptions of the awards are described under the links. The deadline is March 31st. 
Rising Leader
CDI Champion
Outstanding Club Members
Legacy Award
Faculty Allyship
Staff Allyship

  • Knowledge is Power Essay Contest
    • The CDI is seeking essays that highlight the academic excellence of CDI students. Submissions can be creative or academic essays of any discipline. Winners will be honored at the End-Of-The-Year Banquet. Click here for details. The deadline is April 1st. 

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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