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!
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.
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)
African Union Club (AUC) Club President:Anthony Musimbi Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.cAsian American Student Alliance (AASA) Club President: David Nguyen Contact: email@example.com Social Media: IG @suu_aasaBlack Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Hunter Cordova Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa
Middle East Club (MEC)
Club President: Abdulelah (Abdul) Fakhrani Contact:email@example.com Social Media: Middle East SUU Facebook, IG/Twitter @middleeastsuu
Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Mahala Sutherland Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suuPolynesian Club Club President: Victor Ledua Contact:email@example.com Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly
Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Victor Carvajal-Lopez Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Erick Peña Contact:email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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