Feb. 28, 2018
A move and new name for The Center for Diversity and Social Justice
Following a student-driven poll, the Center for Diversity and Social Justice will now be called the Diversity and Equity Center. In addition to the name change, DEC is moving to Academic and Student Life to become part of the Office of Student Success.
The CDSJ/DEC is a student-funded department that provides diversity programming for students to increase their awareness of diverse issues, empower students to make well thought-out intentional programming surrounding critical issues for student recruitment and retention, and foster student development. The move to ASL will allow for professional staff and students to regenerate and refocus on extracurricular and co-curricular activities directly related to student success.
This move will happen during Spring Break, so that when students return to campus, staff can focus on creating a safe space where students and their families can congregate throughout the day and into the evening. The new DEC office will return to the SURC, second floor. The office will be open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.