Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Families
Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion
What is the purpose of the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion?
The Myatt 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.
What kind of resources and assistance does the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion provide 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 LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) community, etc. The Center also maintains and advertises cultural events taking place in the New Haven area.
Where is the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion located?
The Center is located on the first floor of Gerber Hall.
My student is looking for information about Jewish culture (OR other...). Can the Center help my student?
Yes! The Center is has 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. We are always open to recommendations!
Is the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion only for female or LGBTQ 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 Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion events!
What types of programs and events does the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion sponsor?
During the past year, Myatt 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 Center for Student Engagement, Leadership and Orientation, and various student organizations. In the coming months, the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion plans to sponsor events such as guest speakers, movie nights, cultural craft nights, and poetry slams. If there is a specific event your student would like to see, please let us know!
Are there student groups which celebrate various aspects of diversity (i.e. religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation)?
The University of New Haven has many clubs and organizations to choose from! Examples of student organizations include the following:
- Crusaders for Christ (CRU)
- Black Student Union (BSU)
- Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
- Cultural Greek-Lettered Organizations
- International Student Association (ISA)
- Latin American Student Association (LASA)
- MOGAIlize (The University of New Haven'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)
- (The University of New Haven's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Straight Allies organization)
- SPELL (Student Pagans Educating, Leading and Learning)
For more information:
Click here for more information on the Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion and International Student Services.