Newsletter 22: March 11, 2020

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. Please nominate a deserving student for March 

CDI Logo Contest

Have a knack for graphic design? Do you want to leave your mark in the CDI? Or do you just like winning gift cards? If any of these caught your eye, you should join the CDI's Logo-Making Contest!

We are looking for a new design for the SUU CDI logo, and it will be used in all official CDI presentations, event posters, and in our emails. The winner of this contest will recieve a $25 gift card of their choice. 
Submissions will be accepted through the Diversity email ( until Friday, March 13.


Pride Week
Monday, March 9 marks the beginning of Pride Week! Come celebrate and support the members of the LGBTQ+ community at the following events beingheld by the CDI's Pride and Equality Club:
  • A Queer Ball will be hosted in the Great Hall on Wednesday, March 11 from 6 to 10 PM. Come in your best formal clothes and with the energy to party!
  • The 3rd annual SUU Drag Brunch will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Starlight Room of the Student Center. The visiting drag queen is Angel Phoenix from Las Vegas, Nevada, so come see her work it out! Tickets are available at the CDI. They are $7 for a single ticket, and $50 for a table.
  • We are also looking for contestants for the drag competition during the Drag Brunch. If you are interested, contact Malachi or Allyson at
  • The SUU Pride Alliance is hosting a film festival this week. If you weren't able to catch the free viewing of Rafiki yesterday, you can still come to The Way He Looks on Thursday, March 10 or Sweetheart Dancers on Friday, March 13. Both movies will be at 6 PM in the Student Center Theatre (ST 161D). Popcorn will be available, and there will be a facilitated audience talkback afterwards.

LSA Danza
This Thursday, March 26, the Latinx Student Alliance will be holding a Danza from 8 to 11 PM in the Student Center Ballroom. Tickets will be $2 for SUU students with a valid ID, and will be $5 for the community. Semi-formal dress is encouraged!

Community Serve Project Donation Drive
The Native American Student Association is taking donations of clothes, canned foods, toiletries, school supplies, walking canes, and blankets for the Inscription House Health Center in Arizona. They will be accepted the CDI (ST101) until Friday, March 27

Human Library
On Thursday, April 2, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion presents the Human Library Event in the Student Center Living Room from 11 AM to 1 PM. At this event, "readers" will have the opportunity to check out a" Human Book" - meaning that the two persons, the "Book" and the "Reader," will have a 30-minute, one-on-one conversation to learn more about the "Book's" individual experiences. If you are interested in becoming a book, please sign up here! Deadline for signups is on Thursday, March 26.

Pow Wow
The Native American Student Association will be holding their 41st annual Pow Wow on Saturday, April 4 at 440 N Paiute Drive (Paiute Tribal Gym). There will be dances, food, and a raffle, so make sure to be on the lookout for more information, and don't forget to save the date!

UndocuMigrant Alliance Shirts for Sale!
The UndocuMigrant Alliance is now accepting pre-orders for their shirts (shown on the left). They offer all sizes from XS to XL, and the shirts are $10 each. If you're interested, please contact Ahili Rangel ( or Kai Lameman ( to let them know. Thank you!

2020 Census
If you live off campus, responding to the 2020 Census is an important and easy way to shape your future. The census impacts federal funding that goes toward critical programs like Pell Grants and health care services. If you live in on-campus housing, census takers will work with student housing officials to ensure that you are counted. Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. They can only be used to produce statistics – they cannot be used against you in any way. Get counted here!

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: David Nguyen
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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