The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) strives to enhance students' success both in and out of the classroom and create a climate on campus that is inclusive and welcoming to all students.
Lunar New Year is celebrated from Sunday, January 22nd to Sunday, February 5th.
Lunar New Year is a annual celebration widely celebrated among East and Southeast Asian cultures. The celebration consists of feasting with loved ones, honoring households and honoring heavenly ancestors. Each year is a associated with one of the 12 zodiac animals.
Happy Lunar New Year!
Black History Month is celebrated the month of February.
This year's theme, determined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is Black Resistance in honor of African Americans' resistance to historic and ongoing oppression in pursuit of self-determination and equality. Visit the CSD to learn more and celebrate with us!
March is Women's History Month.
This month, we highlight the role of women in historical and contemporary society. March 8 of Women's History Month is International Women's Day, a day used to bring awareness to issues facing women across the globe and is used as a call to action for women's equality. The 2023 theme is #EmbraceEquity.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month begins in May.
This month is used to highlight, acknowledge and bring awareness to the contributions of AAPIs to the history and culture of the United States. May was chosen to commemorate the first recorded Japanese immigrants arriving to the US in May and the date the "golden spike" was driven into the first transcontinental railroad, created using Chinese labor, also in May.
June is Pride Month.
Pride Month is all about LGBTQ pride, fight for rights and cultural acceptance. The first pride marches were held a year after the Stonewall riots across the United States. In June 1999, US President Bill Clinton declared June Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In 2011, Obama legislatively expanded Pride to include the whole LGBT community.