University of Houston Diversity Statement
Student Life Diversity Statement

Making Diversity an Experience

Engage

CDI engages campus constituents by providing intercultural dialogues, university program partnerships, and highlighting organizations and services that promote diversity and inclusion.

Empower

CDI empowers students to celebrate and appreciate their cultural heritage and others by offering transformative diverse campus programming and by providing leadership experiences that maximize their potential. The Center is an avenue for developing students’ sense of belonging.

Educate

CDI educates the University of Houston campus by offering meaningful educational programs, lecture series, and workshops that advance diversity education and cultural competence. The Center also serves as a change agent in fostering an inclusive environment.

MLK Commemorative Celebration featuring Nikki Giovanni

Thursday, January 24th
4:00pm, Student Center Theater

Each year, the MLK Commemorative Celebration brings speakers to our campus to provide remarks that reflect the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr and aspects of social justice. The 2019 MLK Commemorative Celebration will featuring poet, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni. The program is an opportunity for the University of Houston community to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr.

This event is free, seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.

Nikki Giovanni

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

DreamZone Ally Training

This workshop will provide participants with the relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to better support the needs of the UHundocumented student population.

Thursday, January 31, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Space City

Diversity 101

What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the multiple diversities that exist. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across difference.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Downtown

LGBTQ Awareness

In an effort to increase awareness for the LGBTQIA community, this workshop was designed to educate UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
12:00pm-1:15pm, Student Center South: Bayou City Room

Intent vs Impact

This workshop will provide participants with an awareness and understanding of the ways biased statements and practices unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory or hurtful messages to individuals.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Space City

Power and Privilege

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Inclusive Language

This workshop will focus on why language is important and how the words we use affect our perceptions and can sometimes influence our environment.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm , Student Center South: Bayou City

Diversity 101

What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the multiple diversities that exist. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across difference.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

LGBTQ Awareness

In an effort to increase awareness for the LGBTQIA community, this workshop was designed to educate UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
2:00pm – 3:15pm, Student Center North Senate Chamber

Power and Privilege

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North: Senate Chamber

DREAMzone Ally Training

This workshop will provide participants with the relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to better support the needs of the UHundocumented student population.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00PM, Student Center South: Bayou City

Diversity Institute

Date: TBD
Time & Location: TBD

In annual Symposium for students, faculty and staff. Diversity Institute allows participants to engage in transformative sessions that enhance their cultural knowledge. It also features a diversity resource fair and keynote speaker.

Culture Connect Week

Date: TBD
Time & Location: TBD

Experience the celebration and connection of various aspects of diversity on the UH campus during Culture Connect Week. This exciting and educational week consist of multicultural performances, faculty lectures, multicultural student organization collaborations and a dance.

Fall 2018 Student Distribution by Race and Ethnicity

The University of Houston is the second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations & from across the world. Full list of distribution by race and ethnicity.

The University of Houston is a designated Hispanic Serving Insitution.

The University of Houston is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution.

Source: University of Houston, Semester Quick Stats

31.8%

Hispanic

24.6%

White

20.7%

Asian American

9.7%

African American

7.9%

International

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Staff

Niya Blair

Director
713.743.5972
nnblair@uh.edu

Adria Terry

Diversity Education Coordinator
713.743.6015
aterry3@central.uh.edu

Nyocia Edwards

Diversity Education Coordinator
713.743.5973
nedward4@central.uh.edu

Alyssa Chavez

Graduate Assistant
713.743.6047
aachave8@central.uh.edu

Carley Exiga

Graduate Assistant
713.743.8390
cyexiga@central.uh.edu