student diversity

Fill your brain up for finals

Posted by on May 8, 2019

Stop by the Diversity House (605 West 11th Street, across from Bertelsmeyer Hall) each morning on 5/13 to 5/17 from 7:30-10:00 for free breakfast!

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Celebrate Black History Month this weekend

Posted by on February 21, 2019

The campus community is invited to celebrate Black History Month at the following events:

  • Black History Month Celebration: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center. “Harlem Nights Casino” is the theme. Join students for a comedy set performed by Nick Nichols, a comedian and S&T alumnus, plus games, food, music and raffles.
  • Dinner to Jazz: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Hasselmann Alumni House. This year’s theme is “Gatsby Noire” and will include dinner, dancing, poetry and singing performances. Tickets cost $30 for S&T students and $35 for non-S&T students. Formal attire is suggested. Please email for ticket information.
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Students invited to ‘fill up for finals’ next week

Posted by on December 3, 2018

The student diversity initiatives staff will host free breakfast during finals week at the Diversity House at 605 W. 11th St., across from Bertelsmeyer Hall. All students are invited to stop by 7-10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, through Friday, Dec. 14. The menu will include:

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Can I call you native? Join Wednesday’s discussion

Posted by on November 12, 2018

Join student diversity initiatives for a discussion led by Dr. Justin Pope, assistant professor of history and political science, 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Diversity House, located at 605 W. 11th St. Pope’s presentation, titled “Can I Call You Native? An Exploration of the Terms ‘Native American’ and ‘American Indian,’ ”will explore the words “Native American” and “American Indian,” both racial terms contested by indigenous people in the United States. Dinner will be provided.

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SDI extends hours

Posted by on August 30, 2018

The student diversity initiatives staff (SDI) is pleased to announce extended hours to accommodate S&T students. The SDI office is now open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday at the diversity house, located at 605 W. 11th St.

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SDI presents taboo talks

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Join student diversity initiatives 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning Feb. 6, at the Diversity House, to engage in a positive dialogue around topics that matter most to you. Interact with peers and tackle some of today’s most taboo topics in a safe and supportive environment. The Diversity House is located at 605 W. 11th St. Light snacks and comfortable space will be provided. For more information, please contact Benjamin White, assistant director of student diversity initiatives, at

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Correction: Student diversity initiatives staff

Posted by on October 26, 2017

In a previous eConnection article, “Update on diversity programs, Title IX,” the employees in student diversity initiatives were misidentified. The staff includes: Cynthia Guess, operations manager, Ben White, senior assistant director and Shannon Cox, student support specialist. Melanie Wulff now serves as manager of alumni affairs for University Advancement.

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Finley selected as interim coordinator for student diversity programs

Posted by on January 14, 2009

Will Finley was selected as the interim coordinator for student diversity programs. He will be responsible for the execution of all departmental programming. The campus is invited to stop by the SDP office in Room 212 ERL to visit Finley in his new position. 

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