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.

Upcoming Programs and Workshops

Exploring Diversity

Wednesday, September 6th
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Student Center South: Downtown Room

Specifically designed for Registered Student Organizations, Exploring diversity provides the opportunity for student leaders to articulate a clear understanding of diversity, culture and inclusion. This workshop offers a platform for students to learn about their own identities, the cultural identities of others, and tools to assist in creating a more inclusive campus community.

Cultural Conversations: No. Is a Complete Sentence

Tuesday, September 12th
12:00pm – 1:30pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Connect with your community on a new level by joining the Center for Diversity and Inclusion for Cultural Conversations. This cultural conversation will discuss the continuum of sexual violence from verbal harassment to sexual harassment, to sexual assault. This conversation will also discuss how social media and technology has impacted consent and privacy.

Diversity 101

Wednesday, September 13th
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.

Workshop Registration

Get the Scoop

Thursday, September 14th
3:00pm – 6:00pm, Student Center South: Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Kick off the fall semester by attending the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's annual Get the Scoop event. Enjoy an ice cream treat, meet someone new and learn more about upcoming events, programs and resources offered throughout the semester. Enjoy ice cream, music, giveaways, games, music and more!

Exploring Diversity

Thursday, September 14th
5:00pm – 6:30pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Specifically designed for Registered Student Organizations, Exploring diversity provides the opportunity for student leaders to articulate a clear understanding of diversity, culture and inclusion. This workshop offers a platform for students to learn about their own identities, the cultural identities of others, and tools to assist in creating a more inclusive campus community.

Workshop Registration

DREAMzone Ally Training

Tuesday, September 19th
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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.

Workshop Registration

Power and Privilege

Wednesday, September 20th
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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.

Workshop Registration

Diversity 101

Thursday, October 5th
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Downtown Room

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.

Workshop Registration

Intent vs Impact

Tuesday, October 10th
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South Bayou City

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.

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Diversity 201

Wednesday, October 11th
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

This workshop allows participants to enhance their knowledge of cultural and personal identity and intersectionality. Diversity 201 is a workshop designed to expound upon topics discussed in Diversity 101. It is encouraged for participants to attend Diversity 101 before participating in this workshop.

Workshop Registration

Exploring Diversity

Monday, October 16th
4:00pm – 5:30pm, Student Center South: Downtown Room

Specifically designed for Registered Student Organizations, Exploring diversity provides the opportunity for student leaders to articulate a clear understanding of diversity, culture and inclusion. This workshop offers a platform for students to learn about their own identities, the cultural identities of others, and tools to assist in creating a more inclusive campus community.

Workshop Registration

LGBTQ Awareness

Wednesday, October 18th
2:30pm – 3:30pm, Student Center South: Downtown Room

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 community.

Workshop Registration

DREAMzone Ally Training

Thursday, October 26th
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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.

Workshop Registration

Fall Speaker Series

Monday, October 30th
6:00pm – 7:00pm, 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.

Inclusive Language

Tuesday, October 31st
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.

Workshop Registration

Power and Privilege

Wednesday, November 1st
5:00pm – 6:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

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.

Workshop Registration

LGBTQ Awareness

Thursday, November 9th
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Student Center South: Skyline Room

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 community.

Workshop Registration

Diversity 101

Tuesday, November 14th
12:00pm – 1:00pm, 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.

Workshop Registration

Diversity 201

Wednesday, November 15th
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

This workshop allows participants to enhance their knowledge of cultural and personal identity and intersectionality. Diversity 201 is a workshop designed to expound upon topics discussed in Diversity 101. It is encouraged for participants to attend Diversity 101 before participating in this workshop.

Workshop Registration

Cultural Conversation: Our Red Ribbon Responsibility

Friday, November 29th
1:00pm – 2:30pm, Center for Diversity and Inclusion Office (SC South B12.)

This conversation will bring awareness to and discuss the stigma behind HIV/AIDS. Participants will discuss how to become a supportive community for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and learn about helpful resources available to the UH Community. Light refreshments will be served.

Culture Connect Week

Monday, February 26th – Friday, March 2nd

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

Diversity Institute

Thursday, April 12th

Diversity Institute is an annual campus wide event for faculty and staff, developed to explore issues related to diversity and multiculturalism. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to engage in deep and meaningful conversation on focused diversity topics while learning how to better support the nation’s 2nd most racially and ethnically diverse student population.

Fall 2016 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.

Source: University of Houston, Semester Quick Stats

29.1%

Hispanic

26.8%

White

20.5%

Asian American

9.7%

African American

9.1%

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

Cheryl Myers

Office Coordinator
713.743.1728
cmyers@central.uh.edu

Isai Ramirez-Sanchez

Graduate Assistant
713.743.8390
iramire7@central.uh.edu

Adalia Espinosa

Graduate Assistant
713.743.6544
aespino3@central.uh.edu