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Newsletter 1: September 14th, 2020

Welcome

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion, CDI as we lovingly call it, would like to extend a warm welcome to our new, incoming students and a welcome back to our returning students! 

The CDI exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized communities. 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. We invite members of the campus community to join in conversation about how to cultivate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming campus community.

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. Nominate a deserving student
HERE!

Events


      
          

Opening Socials
Come and join the CDI clubs at their opening events to get to know more about the club, its members, and its executive council at the dates below:
  • Asian American Student Alliance: Tuesday, September 22 at 6 PM
  • Black Student Union: Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 PM
  • Middle East Club: Tuesday, September 22 at 5 PM
  • Native American Student Association: Tuesday, September 15 at 6 PM
  • Polynesian Club: Wednesday, September 16 at 6 PM
  • Pride and Equality Club: Thursday September 24 at 6 PM
For locations of the socials, please contact the clubs using the information posted below ("Our Clubs").
Affogato at Sunset
On Thursday, September 17 from 6 to 8 PM, you can join the Middle East Club for some ice cream, coffee, and cake at the Business Quad right across the library. Come dressed in your best business casual look for a classy night of socialization accompanied by the SUU Orchestra. There will be an entrance fee of $2, and all proceeds will go to the MEC, the SUU Music Department, and charity.

Club Meetings

African Union Club
Every other Friday, 5 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

Asian American Student Alliance
Every other Monday, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

Black Student Union
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

Latinx Student Alliance
Wednesdays, 5:00 PM at the CDI (St 101)
Middle East Club
Fridays, 4:30 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

Native American Student Association
Tuesdays, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

Polynesian Club
Every First and Last Monday, 6:30 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

Pride and Equality Club
Thursdays, 6 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

UndocuMigrant Alliance
Thursdays, 8 PM at the CDI (ST 101)

Our Clubs

African Union Club (AUC)
Club President: Anthony Musimbi
C
ontact: anthy.andy@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.c

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: David Nguyen
Contact: dhn206@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @suu_aasa

Black Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Dominique Erwin
Contact: dominiqueerwin@suumail.net
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Club President: Hunter Cordova
Contact: hunter.cordova@me.com
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa

Middle East Club (MEC)
Club President: Abdulelah (Abdul) Fakhrani
Contact: middleeastsuu@gmail.com
Social Media: Middle East SUU Facebook, IG/Twitter @middleeastsuu

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Mahala Sutherland
Contact: mahalasutherland@gmail.com

Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suu

Polynesian Club
Club President: Victor Ledua
Contact: 
leduavictor98@gmail.com
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Victor Carvajal-Lopez
Contact: victorcarvajallopez@suumail.net
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec

UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Erick Peña
Contact: erickthepena@gmail.com
Social Media: IG @uma_suu








OUR MISSION
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.
 

CONTACT US
Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101
diversity@suu.edu
435.865.8761


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