Co-Sponsored by LeadUH and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

New this year, in partnership with the Center for Student Involvement LeadUH Series, CDI offers an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program, RISE. RISE is an introductory (level 1) diversity certificate program for students. The program provides engaging workshops and programs aimed at increasing students’ knowledge and understanding of their own culture and the culture of others. Improvement in these areas enhance students’ ability to effectively engage and work with diverse populations.

Core Courses (Required)

Thursday, February 15, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Downtown Room

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

What does diversity even mean, and why does it matter? This workshop will discuss the meaning of diversity and explore the multiple diversities that exist. Participants will also identify the relevance of their own cultural identities and leave with an enhanced understanding of how to embrace diversity in order to work more effectively across difference.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

This workshop will focus on why language is important and how the words we use affect our perceptions and can sometimes influence our environment.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Space City

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South Space City Room

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00pm – 1:15pm, Student Center South Bayou City Room

In an effort to increase awareness for the LGBTQIA community, this workshop was designed to educate UH students, faculty and staff on terminology, pronouns, heteronormative privilege and inclusive practices in support of the LGBTQIA.

Electives

Participants may choose from any of the following options to complete 1 elective credit required for the RISE program. Workshops cannot be repeated for multiple credits. All programs marked with a * are hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Workshops and Programs

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
2:30 – 4:00pm, Student Center South Space City Room 214

This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to learn more about gender neutral pronouns and how to use them in real life scenarios. The atmosphere will be casual and safe to practice using pronouns such as they/them/theirs, xe/xem/xyr, and more!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Downtown Room

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

This workshop will provide participants with the relevant knowledge, skills and resources that will help them to better support the needs of the UH undocumented student population.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Downtown Room

This workshop will provide participants with an awareness and understanding of the ways biased statements and practices unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory or hurtful messages to individuals.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Student Center South: Bayou City

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Student Center South: Space City

Diversity 201 allows participants to enhance their knowledge of cultural and personal identity and intersectionality. Diversity 201 is a workshop designed to expound upon topics discussed in Diversity 101. It is encouraged for participants to attend Diversity 101 before participating in this workshop.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
12:45pm – 4:00pm, Student Center South: Heights Room

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:45am – 12:00pm, Student Center South: Heights Room

Training assists faculty, staff and students in increasing their awareness of issues that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people face. In a non-threatening setting, CAT teaches participants to create an accepting campus environment for UH’s LGBTQ population. Allies are given a placard to display as a visible statement of support for the LGBTQ community. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Diversity Institute is an annual campus wide event for faculty and staff, developed to explore issues related to diversity and multiculturalism. Faculty and staff have the opportunity to engage in deep and meaningful conversation on focused diversity topics while learning how to better support the nation’s 2nd most racially and ethnically diverse student population.

Grown-ish: A Cultural Conversation on “Getting Your Life Together”

March 28th, 2018
3:00 – 4:00pm

Society and our individual cultures can have an impact on our ideas of success. Join this conversation to discover how our everyday language and actions place expectations in order to seem that we have everything together.

Where Do I Belong? A Cultural Conversation on the Bi/Multiracial łCollege Student Experience

April 25th, 2018
1:00 – 2:30pm

The college experience can look entirely different for biracial or multiracial students who identify as belonging to more than one race. It is sometimes common to feel pressure to select one racial identity. Join this conversation to share and learn about the challenges of being biracial and the struggle of finding a place to belong on a college campus.

UEP's 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Friday, February 16th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
SC Multipurpose Room

UEP is excited to collaborate with Omeg Psi Phi to celebrate Black History Month! Join us in exploring this year's theme "Our City, Culture & Community".

Capstone

In order to complete the RISE program, participants must complete a 2 hour service project sponsored by the Metropolitan Volunteer Program (MVP), and a reflection paper that connects information from core courses to the service project. Please contact Adria Terry at uhcdi@central.uh.edu for more information.