Student Diversity and Inclusion Center
The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center serves the Westminster community through co-curricular programs and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion. The center provides opportunities to develop salient social identities and spaces for discussion on issues of power, privilege, oppression, and social engagement.
The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center promotes student engagement and cultural intelligence by promoting fellowship, academics, and social engagement through its programs and initiatives.
The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center, located in Bassis 105, is a space where students from all backgrounds can come together and build a community. The space can be used for meetings, study sessions, or just hanging out. Drop in any time Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Heritage Speaker Series
The Heritage Speaker Series is a series of campus-wide talks coinciding with heritage and awareness programs that focus on different historically underrepresented groups each month. Each talk features nationally recognized scholars, activists, and community leaders.
Raíces Unidas is a student-run program that aims to provide a safe and judgement-free space for Westminster’s Latinx, Xhicanx, and Hispanic community. Raíces Unidas serves as a resource to students and seeks to promote inclusivity and visibility to issues that impact the Latinx, Xhicanx, and Hispanic community. The program’s priority is to create a group where you can talk about your identities and your roots in a space built with comfort and support. Raíces Unidas has held Day of the Dead traditional events and Nights of Storytelling for Latinx, Xhicanx, and Hispanic students to share stories and hold space for narratives of immigration, linguistic diversity, and cultural appreciation.
Queer Compass is a student-led, administration-supported initiative serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally+ (LGBTQIA+) population on Westminster's campus. Queer Compass aims to foster community, visibility, and openness with Westminster students. At monthly meetings, attendees participate in multifaceted, intersectional dialogues surrounding issues of marginalization, victimization, safety, power, privilege, identity, gender, sexuality, navigating higher education, and opportunities for growth.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander Life program at Westminster grew out of a desire to break down stereotypes and open a space for members to share and discuss Asian American and Pacific Islander identity. AAPI Life explores diversity under the umbrella of Asian American and Pacific Islander, and fosters a judgment-free space for students. We hold monthly events, book clubs, and individual meetings.
Black Excellence is a student-led, administratively supported initiative that serves our black, African, African-American student population at Westminster. The group aims to develop racial identity and build community within the Westminster campus. Black Excellence meetings, events, and workshops are spaces where attendees can share in fellowship and participate in intersectional dialogues around topics of race within higher education, safety, power, privilege, community, and black excellence. Black Excellence seeks to build community through the shared interest and/or identity of blackness.
The First Scholars program focuses on the social and academic integration of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students. This program provides student cohorts with academic support, scholarship enrichment, faculty-to-peer mentorship, and scholastic and professional preparation. The First Scholars program is a collaboration between the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement.
Student Diversity and Inclusion Center groups host many events for students to provide support, education, friendship, and fun.
From scholarships and restrooms, to bias reporting and undocumented student resources, the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center keeps you informed and prepared.
Meet the SDIC Team
Learn about the Student Diversity and Inclusion Team, made up of staff and student workers.
Education and Trainings
The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center provides ongoing education and training on issues of power, privilege, oppression, identity, and social engagement.
To me, [being a human] means being aware of social issues, standing up and being an
advocate, not just an ally.
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Emerson L.R. Barrett
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