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.

Fall Speaker Series Featuring Dominique Jackson

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Student Center South Houston Room

Dominique Jackson Star of FX's Hit Show Pose will share her story as a transgender woman, her experience with gender-affirming surgeries, and the importance of having respect not tolerance.

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Upcoming Programs and Workshops

CDI Meet and Greet (Get the Scoop)

Tuesday, September 11th
1:00pm – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Student Center South: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Kick off the fall semester by attending the Center’s annual ice cream social –the CDI Meet and Greet, where the staff welcomes students, faculty, and staff to UH and the Center. The program provides an opportunity to network and find out about the Center’s events for upcoming semester.

Culture Conversations: #CancelCulture....is it real?

Thursday, September 20th
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Connect with your community on a new level by talking about a variety of social and cultural topics in a round table format. We will discuss influencers that social media has cancelled but are still supported by people. This is a great way to make sure your voice is heard.

Diversity 101

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Senate Chamber

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.

Inclusive Language

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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

DreamZone Ally Training

Thursday, September 27, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South: Bayou City Room

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

Diversity 101

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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.

Fall Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 16th
6:00pm – 8:00pm, Student Center South: Houston Room

Stay tuned for the reveal of this year’s speaker! The Center hosts nationally recognized speakers who are dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues.

Power & Privilege

Thursday, October 18, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center North - Senate Chamber

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.

LGBTQ Awareness

Monday, October 29, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South - Heights Room

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

Culture Conversations: My Block is Not for Sale

Thursday, November 1st
5:00pm – 6:00pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, RMB12

Join us for our November cultural conversation as we discuss the battle of trying to preserve community identity as the process of gentrification continues to impact communities on a local and national level. This a great way to make sure that your voice is heard on this important social topic.

Inclusive Language

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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

Diversity 101

Thursday, November 8, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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.

DreamZone Ally Training

Monday, November 12, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South: Bayou City Room

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

Power & Privilege

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South - Bayou City Room

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.

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 2017 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

30.6%

Hispanic

25.6%

White

20.6%

Asian American

9.7%

African American

8.5%

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