1. What is the purpose of the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion?
The Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion assists the University in promoting cultural diversity, awareness, and sensitivity throughout the campus community. Its programs, services and activities promote cultural identity and understanding within a multicultural environment.
2. What kind of resources and assistance does the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion provide for students?
The Center can assist students with finding information about scholarships, internships, conferences and events that are of special interest to women, students of color, members of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community, etc. The Center also maintains and advertises cultural events taking place in the New Haven area.
3. Where is the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion located?
The Center is located on the first floor of Botwinik Hall.
4. I'm looking for information about Jewish culture (OR Latin American art OR learning disabilities OR bisexuality....) . Can your center help me?
Yes! The Center is in the process of developing a Diversity Resource Center which will feature books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and journals where students, faculty and staff can find information on topics related to ability, race, gender, religion/spirituality, and sexual orientation.
5. Is the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion only for female or LGBT students, students of color, etc.?
No; any and all members of the University community, regardless of background are welcome and encouraged to stop by and chat with the Director, check out the Resource Center, and attend Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion events!
6. What types of programs and events does the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsor?
During the past year, Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion staff members have presented activities and workshops in classrooms and residence halls and co-sponsored programs with the International Services Office, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and various student organizations. In the coming months, the Student Center for Diversity and Inclusion plans to sponsor events such as guest speakers, movie nights, cultural craft nights, and poetry slams. If there's a specific event you'd like to see, please let us know!
7. Are there student groups which celebrate various aspects of diversity (ie religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation)?
UNH has many clubs and organizations to choose from! Examples of student organizations include the following:
Ambassadors for Christ (AFC)
Asian Student Association (ASA)
Black Student Union (BSU)
Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
Cultural Greek-Lettered Organizations
International Student Association (ISA)
Latin American Student Association (LASA)
Mogalize (UNH's organization for trans-identified students and their allies)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
People Rejoicing in Diversity Everywhere (PRIDE)(UNH's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Straight Allies organization)
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
SPELL (Student Pagans Educating, Leading and Learning)