Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs

  • Students pose in matching yellow shirts with a pride flag sign being held in the background.
  • Students pose on a bridge holding a SHSU flag. There is a large body of water behind them and the One World Trade center in New York City is in the skyline in the distance.
  • The Diversity Council poses on on the The Measure of a Life Is Its Service sign in the middle of campus.
  • Dancers dance in the center of campus with drums playing in the background.
  • International Student Dinner
  • Diversity Council 2021
  • Diversity Council Group Shot


Welcome to the Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs (CDIA) at Sam Houston State University. CDIA is dedicated to assisting the university in maintaining an inclusive campus community where our diversity is embraced and celebrated. We do this through programming, resources and diversity education. We have events ranging from our monthly "Chat & Chew" series, which seek to engage students in healthy and productive dialogue to our annual Diversity Leadership Conference, which will be celebrating its 19th annual gathering in February 2023. Services that we offer our students include an ever-growing intercultural library, in which students are able to check out books that they may find of interest, to our support for cultural student organizations that may need assist in planning their events.

We welcome you to browse our website and see all that we have to offer. Furthermore, students are encouraged to check out our events throughout the year and to stop by the Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs (LSC 315) with questions, comments, or concerns that you may have.

SHSU Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Sam Houston State University is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. This is accomplished through proactive assessment of policies and operational strategies, as well as program implementation that strives to remove institutional barriers to recruit and retain a diverse university community with intersectional perspectives. Furthermore, the University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.