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 17th annual gathering in 2021. 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.
With recent calls to center anti-racism efforts and work, we have been steadfast in ensuring that our upcoming programming reflects that. Additionally, we have been aligning our events to include virtual programming so that we are doing our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
We welcome you to look around 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.