Student Diversity Programs

sd_diversity11Diversity can be defined as all the characteristics which differentiate us as individuals as well as all the characteristics which make us alike. There are many dimensions to diversity that go well beyond obvious differences such as race, gender, age, physical ability, and marital status. The less obvious dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to: veteran status, education, sexual orientation, lifestyle, national origin, religious or political affiliation, departmental or organizational "culture", and employee status - unskilled, skilled, professional, etc.

Understanding the dynamics of diversity allows people to respect and value differences. When people feel valued, respected, and empowered, they are more motivated to work together for the common good of all.

The Office of Student Diversity Programs seeks to develop and implement programs and services that will increase the engagement of students in activities that promote and foster an inclusive living and learning community.

Students will obtain a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice through participation and celebration in a variety of activities.

The office works with student organizations, faculty, and other University offices to further integrate diversity into developmental and social programs for students. As a result, the office establishes meaningful relationships with students in order to effectively address their needs, interests, and concerns.

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Contact Information:

Barone Campus Center, Room 100
Main Number: (203) 254-4000 ext. 2806
Fax Number: (203) 254-4127


William Johnson
Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Diversity Programs

Chrystie Cruz
Assistant Director of Student Diversity Programs

Sharon Daly
Operations Assistant

Jana Wang
Program Coordinator


Related Links

Campus Ministry | Catholic and Jesuit Mission and Identity | Diversity Vision Statement | Global Citizenship | Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance | Diversity Council | Diversity Resources