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)

Wednesday, September 13th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Student Center South- Bayou City

Thursday, October 5th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Student Center South- Downtown Room

Tuesday, November 14th
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.

Tuesday, October 31st
12:00pm – 1:00pm
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, September 20th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Student Center South- Bayou City

Wednesday, November 1st
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Student Center South- Bayou 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.

Monday, October 18th
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Student Center South - Downtown Room

Thursday, November 9th
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Student Center South - Skyline 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

Saturday, August 26th
8:30am
Student Center South - Ballroom

Tuesday, September 19th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Student Center South- Bayou City

Thursday, October 26th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
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.

Tuesday, October 10th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Student Center South- Bayou City

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.

Wednesday, October 11th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Student Center South- Bayou City

Thursday, October 26th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Student Center South- Bayou 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.

Thursday, September 7th
1:00pm – 3:00pm for Commuter Students
6:00pm – 8:00pm for On-Campus Students
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Kick off the fall semester by attending the Center's annual reception, the CDI Meet and Greet, where staff welcomes students, faculty, and staff to UH and to the Center. The program provides an opportunity to network and find out about the Center's events for the upcoming semester.

Monday, October 30th
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Student Center South – Houston Room

The Center hosts nationally recognized speakers who are dedicated to providing insight and knowledge on various topics that align with social justice issues.

Tuesday, September 12
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

This cultural conversation will discuss consent and various topics that address sexual assault and sexual harassment. This conversation will also discuss how social media and technology has impacted consent and privacy.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Center for Diversity and Inclusion

This cultural conversation will discuss mental health and the importance of recognizing and addressing when a person’s mental health is not okay. This topic will focus on different mental health issues, practicing self-care and how to reach out for help.

Coog Fiesta

Thursday, October 5th
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Student Center South Astrodome Room

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Urban Experience Program! Coog Fiesta will showcase the immense contributions Hispanic culture has enriched the United States with through games, food, prizes, music and more!

FREE TACOS & GORDITAS!

Coming Out Monologues

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Doors open at 6:00pm
Student Center South, Theater

The Coming Out Monologues are performed each fall and gives LGBTQ students the opportunity to share their own stories and experiences. Some stories are sad and some funny, but all empower people to embrace their identities. Sponsored by LGBTQ Resource Center and GLOBAL.

Tuesday, November 14th
3:00pm – 4:15pm
Student Center North, Synergy Room 212

Cougar Ally 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, Cougar Ally Training 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. All participants MUST register for this training.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017
8:45am – 12:00pm
Student Center North 212 Synergy Room

Friday, November 3rd
12:45pm – 4:00pm
Student Center North 212 Synergy Room

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.