Diversity Council Purpose
The purpose of the Diversity Council is to educate all students, faculty and staff of Sam Houston State University on diversity. The Diversity Council works continually to educate on issues of diversity and multiculturalism including how to effectively address these issues in higher education and student leadership. Through programs, events and the Diversity Leadership Conference, the Diversity Council vows to educate the campus community on diversity, leadership and multiculturalism.
Diversity Council History
In 2005, the then named Office of Multicultural and International Student Services, housed under the Department of Student Activities, created the Diversity Council. The Council was primarily created to plan and implement the Diversity Leadership Conference but has grown to serve a higher purpose. The Council is made up of a ten member Board of Directors, an Advisor and a Council Committee that all work for one purpose, serving the students, faculty and staff of SHSU while educating those on diversity.
Diversity Council Mission
The purpose of the Diversity Council is to provide an equal-opportunity environment within the Sam Houston State University campus that promotes diversity in all aspects of life. Through programs and an annual Diversity Leadership Conference, the council strives to educate students and professors alike in an effort to eliminate stereotypes. The goal of the Diversity Council is to create a positive environment for individuals who face diversity on the basis (but not limited to) age, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or social status. By challenging discrimination through education, the Diversity Council strives to supply a stepping stone toward a more inclusive environment for the Sam Houston State University community.