American University Center for Diversity & Inclusion

American University Center for Diversity & Inclusion The Center Diversity & Inclusion advocates for an inclusive AU through social justice education and one-on-one support.
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We are located in Mary Graydon Center Room 201& 202 on the main campus of American University in Washington DC. Also make sure to join the following CDI Facebook Groups: * AU Multicultural Community - CDI (https://www.facebook.com/groups/443283405683105/) * AU First Generation Community - CDI (https://www.facebook.com/groups/301655303255016/) * AU LGBTQA Community - CDI (https://www.facebook.com/groups/310380169046497/) * AU Community for Women & Gender Equity - CDI (https://www.facebook.com/groups/423219857710444/) Twitter user? Make sure to follow @auCDI!

Mission: The mission of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is to advance American University’s commitment to respecting & valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison for students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. To achieve this mission, CDI is dedicated to: ● Enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women’s experiences on campus; ● Promoting student retention, graduation, and academic achievement; ● Collaborating with campus partners, in particular those that work with international students, students with disabilities and students with active religious affiliations to create a safe, supportive & empowering community for all, regardless of identity We envision an American University where people of all identities & experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the community and where equitable treatment and outcomes prevail.

Did you know that CDI is awarding travel grants to the National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference in January...
11/15/2019

Did you know that CDI is awarding travel grants to the National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change Conference in January!? Applications are open until next Wednesday, 11/20 at 5:00pm. We look forward to reading your applications! Learn more: https://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/schlegeltravelgrant.cfm

In honor of #CelebrateFirstGen Day, we’re happy to be hosting an ice cream social right now. Come and meet others in the...
11/08/2019

In honor of #CelebrateFirstGen Day, we’re happy to be hosting an ice cream social right now.

Come and meet others in the first-gen community at AU over games, icebreakers, and ice cream!

We’re also debuting our first gen yearbook! Come on and stop by until 3 pm 👐

Applications are open for the 2020 Schlegel student travel grant to Creating Change Conference in Dallas, Texas! Creatin...
11/07/2019

Applications are open for the 2020 Schlegel student travel grant to Creating Change Conference in Dallas, Texas! Creating Change is a yearly conference by the National LGBTQ Task Force that attracts thousands of attendees each year. Applications are open until Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM. CDI will provide travel grants to a limited number of AU students to attend the conference. Applicants must be students during the spring semester, and in good academic & judicial standing with the university. APPLY TODAY: https://www.american.edu/ocl/cdi/schlegeltravelgrant.cfm

Visible
10/16/2019

Visible

Hey everyone!! In this weeks meeting we will be discussing ideas for our upcoming zine. We are so lucky to have special guest speaker Professor Amanda Berry talking to us about queer zine culture and sharing some examples of zines with us! We hope you will come join us so that we can make our zine the best it can be!! 🌈

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!Today we celebrate Native communities and remember the discrimination against indigenous p...
10/14/2019

Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!

Today we celebrate Native communities and remember the discrimination against indigenous populations in the Americas.

We recognize the rights, history, and culture of these communities always.

Happy #BiVisibilityDay from CDI! Join us in front of MGC until noon as we celebrate famous bisexual educators, activists...
09/23/2019

Happy #BiVisibilityDay from CDI! Join us in front of MGC until noon as we celebrate famous bisexual educators, activists, and artists 💙💜💖

It’s our first “First Friday” and we got the bagels, fruit, and snacks — come through for the community and the conversa...
09/06/2019

It’s our first “First Friday” and we got the bagels, fruit, and snacks — come through for the community and the conversations!

We’re out tabling at AU Hillel’s welcome (back) BBQ! Make sure to come through and say hey before 8 👐
08/27/2019

We’re out tabling at AU Hillel’s welcome (back) BBQ! Make sure to come through and say hey before 8 👐

Let me be perfectly QUEER... this new CDI newsletter will TRANS-form your life!Sign up for our new LGBTQ+ specific newsl...
08/26/2019

Let me be perfectly QUEER... this new CDI newsletter will TRANS-form your life!

Sign up for our new LGBTQ+ specific newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest LGBTQ+ programming done by CDI.

http://bit.ly/aulgbtqlistserv

Happy First Day Eagles! We’re here for the Student of Color mixer until 4 pm. Make sure to stop by, find your community,...
08/26/2019

Happy First Day Eagles! We’re here for the Student of Color mixer until 4 pm. Make sure to stop by, find your community, enjoy snacks and learn about the Center!

Student of Color Mixer and Open House – CDI 201 and 202 1-4pmFind your community, play games, enjoy snacks, and learn ab...
08/26/2019

Student of Color Mixer and Open House – CDI 201 and 202 1-4pm

Find your community, play games, enjoy snacks, and learn about the Center. For questions or accommodations, please contact Michelle Strange at [email protected]

Welcome back y'all! The #CDIFam can't wait to see you 🤩 Be sure to stay updated on all our awesome programming for the s...
08/21/2019

Welcome back y'all! The #CDIFam can't wait to see you 🤩 Be sure to stay updated on all our awesome programming for the semester (lawn games and button making and dialogue, oh my!) via our two email listservs.
Our CDI Listserv: http://bit.ly/aucdinewsletter
AND our NEW LGBTQIA Listserv: http://bit.ly/aulgbtqlistserv

It’s the FINAL First Friday of the year and you know we got you! Come on to MGC 202 for bagels, coffee, and treats... it...
05/03/2019

It’s the FINAL First Friday of the year and you know we got you! Come on to MGC 202 for bagels, coffee, and treats... it’s on us! #BreakfastWithCDI

Application for Student Advisory Council for the President's Council on Diversity & Inclusion (PCDI) are due this Friday...
04/22/2019

Application for Student Advisory Council for the
President's Council on Diversity & Inclusion (PCDI) are due this Friday, April 26th!

About the council: The Student Advisory Council represents the student voice on the President's Council on Diversity & Inclusion. Current and incoming undergraduate, graduate, and law school students are eligible to apply. The Council serves as one of many voices on PCDI that provides guidance and feedback related to Inclusive Excellence at American University. We are looking for students with a range of experiences and a commitment to advancing inclusivity on our campus.

Application link: https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cNi6sQ92LGmHnbT

TOMORROW: Come to our last #TopicThursday where we will be discussing and learn the STEM field here at AU. There will al...
04/16/2019

TOMORROW: Come to our last #TopicThursday where we will be discussing and learn the STEM field here at AU. There will also be an opportunity to connect with students of color and faculty of color in STEM with snacks provided.

All are welcome | MGC 202 1-3 PM.

Email [email protected] for quesitons or accdomations.

Visit CDI TONIGHT! from 6-8 PM for an open house, celebrating our newest exhibition "Roots to Growth: a cultural exhibit...
04/16/2019

Visit CDI TONIGHT! from 6-8 PM for an open house, celebrating our newest exhibition "Roots to Growth: a cultural exhibition".

This exhibit showcases student work that spans generations and continents. It's about storytelling. Come enjoy snacks, reflect on the installation, and share your thoughts!

#AUrootstogrowth

Our Barbershop Talk is going on now. Come through to Kerwin 2. Don’t want to miss this dialogue and discussion on Black ...
04/08/2019

Our Barbershop Talk is going on now. Come through to Kerwin 2. Don’t want to miss this dialogue and discussion on Black masculinity in 2019💈

It’s the first Friday in April and this time we have bagels. Our doors are open and we want to see you 👐
04/05/2019

It’s the first Friday in April and this time we have bagels. Our doors are open and we want to see you 👐

Such an amazing afternoon! We have an excellent student panel sharing their experiences and advice about AU with juniors...
04/02/2019

Such an amazing afternoon! We have an excellent student panel sharing their experiences and advice about AU with juniors from Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School.

03/31/2019
Apply to facilitate Intergroup Dialogue! Gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations. Intergroup Dialogue is a...
03/28/2019

Apply to facilitate Intergroup Dialogue! Gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations. Intergroup Dialogue is a 7-week program where students meet for two hours each week to explore societal issues, engage across difference, and gain tools for navigating difference on and off campus.

03/21/2019

Topic Thursday! Happening Now in MGC 202

Thank you to Women's Initiative and The Bridge for teaming up to celebrate Women's History Month with Down and Earthy: U...
03/21/2019

Thank you to Women's Initiative and The Bridge for teaming up to celebrate Women's History Month with Down and Earthy: Unearthing Environmental Justice & Feminism! You still have time to build a terrarium and get a free drink in the Bridge until 2 PM!

03/21/2019
American University Career Center

We ❤️ AU's Career Center! Get excited for the Spring Semester Job and Internship Fair, coming up Wednesday, March 27th!!

We're 8 days away from the American University Job and Internship Fair! Join us in Bender Arena on Wednesday, March 27 from 1-4 p.m. More than 135 employers will be there to recruit our students and alumni. Go to go.american.edu/jobfair for details.

03/20/2019

TONIGHT! Join CDI and SANC for Pizza and a discussion of the film Reel Injun!
6:00 PM
MGC 202

Film Screening: In Partnership with Student Advocates for Native Communities(SANC)

Reel Injun (2010) is an eye-opening documentary on Indigenous portrayal in film. From the conception of film to contemporary roles, the documentary is a good pick for students to learn about the history and impact behind Native image for the 20th century to modern times.

Become a Fall 2019 Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator!$14 per hour | 6 hours per weekApply to facilitate Intergroup Dialogu...
03/14/2019

Become a Fall 2019 Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator!

$14 per hour | 6 hours per week

Apply to facilitate Intergroup Dialogue! Gain skills facilitating identity-based conversations. Intergroup Dialogue is a 7-week program where students meet for two hours each week to explore societal issues, engage across difference, and gain tools for navigating difference on and off campus. Facilitator applications are due Sunday, April 7th.
Apply Here!:

https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1AgcWsEPv5TKqjz

For questions, please contact Michelle Strange at [email protected].

It’s March 1st and our doors are OPEN! Come through for coffee, doughnuts, and snacks.
03/01/2019

It’s March 1st and our doors are OPEN! Come through for coffee, doughnuts, and snacks.

02/28/2019

Finish the week strong! You all got this!!

02/14/2019

Happy Valentine's Day Much love to everyone today.

Grab a ring pop from our office, because we LOVE YOU, AU! 💕 Make Beyonce proud 😘
02/14/2019

Grab a ring pop from our office, because we LOVE YOU, AU! 💕 Make Beyonce proud 😘

02/12/2019

After much deliberation, the CDI Movie Night is.... BLACK PANTHER! One week away! #wakandaforever

02/12/2019

Say hi in the CDI office tonight until 8 for snacks and card-making!

Interested in Black History Art? Love entering challenges? Well, look no further. We here at CDI invite you to visit our...
02/12/2019

Interested in Black History Art? Love entering challenges? Well, look no further. We here at CDI invite you to visit our 201 side to enter into our Black History Month Art Challenge. Our mini art exhibit is curated by Kenneth Davis. Follow and get connected with Kenneth & Karina Davis on Social Media and Instagram: Kenneth and Karina Davis Art Collection! #BHMCDI

#ThrowBackThursday Remember our open house? Make sure you stay posted to all of our events!
02/07/2019

#ThrowBackThursday Remember our open house? Make sure you stay posted to all of our events!

Address

4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, MGC 201 & 202
Washington D.C., DC
20016

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 885-3651

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