Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs

  • CDIA 2022-2023 Group Shot 1
    The 2022-2023 Student Staff within the Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs (CDIA). (L-R): Jessica, Kameron, Kento, Aaric, Piper, Kezia, Favour, Sindy, Jessica.
  • CDIA 2022-2023 Group Shot 2
  • Diversity Council Group Shot
  • International Community Welcome Dinner
    International Community Welcome Dinner
    The 7th annual International Community Welcome Dinner hosted in September 2021 by the Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs, the Office of International Programs and sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.


Welcome to the Community & Civic Responsibility (CCR) at Sam Houston State University. CCR 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 Office of Community & Civic Responsibility (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.