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 Workshops

CDI Meet and Greet

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:00pm, Student Center South, Suite B12

A fun mixer where UH students can connect and network with other UH students and Center for Diversity and Inclusion staff as well as learn more about the Center's events, student leadership opportunities, and resources.

Diversity 101

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center North: 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.

LGBTQ Awareness

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
3:00pm – 4:30pm, 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.

DreamZone Ally Training

Friday, September 27, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Skyline 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 and DACA student population.

Diversity 201

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City Room

Diversity 201 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.

Power & Privilege

Monday, October 7, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm, 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.

Inclusive Language

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City Room

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, October 17, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Skyline 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.

DreamZone Ally Training

Thursday, October 24, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Space 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.

LGBTQ Awareness

Thursday, October 31, 2019
1:00pm – 2:30pm, 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.

Inclusive Language

Monday, November 4, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City Room

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

Power & Privilege

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
2:00pm – 3:00pm, 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.

"You Can't Sit With Us": Gatekeeping Within the LGBTQIA+ Community

October 24, 2019
5:00PM, Student Center South, Suite B12

Have you ever been told you weren't queer enough? Have you ever felt like an outside in your own community, or known someone who has? Join our REACH Diversity Peer Educators at this cultural conversation as they discuss gatekeeping within the LGBTQIA+ Community. Share your own experiences with exclusion in what should be a safe space.

Fall Speaker Series

November 7, 2019
Speaker and Time: TBD

CDI hosts nationally recognized speakers who provide insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues.

Culture Connect Week

February 24 – 28, 2020
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.

Divesity Institute

April 3, 2020
Time & Location: TBD

An annual one-day conference for students, faculty and staff, Diversity Institute allows participants to engage in transformative sessions that enhance their cultural knowledge. It also features poster sessions, keynote speaker (s), and a brunch. Participants must register to attend.

Cultural Conversations

Time and Location: TBD

Connect and interact with the UH community by discussing a variety of social and cultural topics in a roundtable format. Cultural Conversations is a great way to make sure your voice is heard and learn from others.

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

Nyocia Edwards

Diversity Education Program Manager
713.743.5973
nedward4@central.uh.edu

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Kendall Wright

Diversity Education Program Manager
kmwrigh3@central.uh.edu

Biography

Geraldine Lara

Office Coordinator

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Parnia Razinobakht

Graduate Assistant

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