Signature Programs

MLK Celebrations

Thursday, January 23, 2020
4:00pm, Student Center Theater

Cultural Connect Week

February 24-28, 2020

February 24, 2:00pm- 8:00pm, Student Center South- Multipurpose Room
February 25, Time: TBA, Student Center South- Theater and Houston Room
February 26, 11:00am- 2:00pm, Student Center South- Multipurpose Room and 4:00pm- 8:00pm, Student Center Theater
February 27, 4:00pm- 8:30pm, Student Center South- Houston Room and Ballroom

This year’s theme for Culture Connect Week puts a fun spin on cultivating a university community that connects and celebrates the various aspects of diversity and inclusion of our students, faculty, and staff. Winners will get a special invitation to the closing ceremony brunch and prizes!

Intent vs Impact

This workshop will provide participants with an awareness and understanding of the ways biased practices unconsciously and consciously communicate derogatory or hurtful messages to individuals. For example, have you ever asked someone, "Where are you from?" when trying to determine his or her race or ethnicity? Ultimately, this workshop will provide ways to make sure the intentions behind our statements and actions match our impact towards others

Inclusive Language

September 17th @ 1:00 pm

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

Diversity 101

September 15th @ 4:00 pm

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.

Diversity 201

November 3rd @ 12:00pm

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.

Power and Privilege

September 21st @ 4:00 pm

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.

LGBTQ Awareness

October 14th @ 12:00 pm

DreamZone Ally Training

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 and DACA student population.

Diversity Institute

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
8:00am – 5:00pm, Student Center South- Ballroom and Multipurpose Rooms

An annual one-day conference for students, faculty and staff, Diversity Institute allows participants to engage in transformative sessions that enhance their cultural knowledge. It also features poster sessions, keynote speaker (s), and a brunch. Participants must register to attend.

CDI Meet and Greet

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.

Cultural Conversations

Connect with your community on a new level by talking about a variety of topics, including but not limited to race, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, socio-economic status, stereotypes, disabilities, non-traditional students, gender, culture, and other aspects of diversity in a round table format. This is a great opportunity to make sure your voice and perspective is heard.

Culture Connect Week

Experience the celebration and connection of various aspects of diversity on the UH campus during Culture Connect Week. This exciting and educational week consists of multicultural performances, faculty lectures, multicultural student organization collaborations, and a dance.

Diversity Institute

An annual symposium for students, faculty, and staff, Diversity Institute, allows participants to engage in transformative sessions that enhance their cultural knowledge. It also features a diversity resource fair and keynote speaker.

Speaker Series

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