Concordia’s Diversity Center provides vision and leadership for the university’s diversity efforts through creative programming, effective consultation, and continuous collaboration with students, administrators, faculty and staff. The office sponsors cross-cultural programs and activities that provide opportunities for meaningful dialogue, interactions, and experiences that increase the knowledge, appreciation, trust and respect for students from all cultures.
Countries represented at CSP!
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of CSP undergraduate students are from multicultural backgrounds
Dr. Cheryl Troutman Chatman Diversity Center
Dedicated in 2019, the mission of the Dr. Cheryl Troutman Chatman Diversity Center is to engage Concordia students, faculty, staff and administration in building community and creating an institutional culture that respects, values, and celebrates diversity; and to provide opportunities for everyone to be agents of positive change in society.
What the Diversity Center Provides to the Campus Community
- Coordinate activities that promote awareness and celebration of all cultures, identities, and differences.
- Develop supportive and sustaining relationships across diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Serve as an advocate and respond to needs, issues, and concerns impacting diversity throughout the campus.
- Provide information and opportunities for student leadership, development, and scholarship.
- Serve as advisors and a support system for student organizations.
- Guide and direct students to on-and-off campus resources and services.
- Provide students with encouragement, advice and alternatives to a variety of challenges and opportunities.
The Diversity Plan portrays our reality, paints a picture of our aspirations, and identifies the gaps that exist in our journey to be the kind of university we want to be from the perspective of diversity. As such, it is a living document that we will review annually so it will both shape Concordia and be shaped by Concordia for many years to come.
Diversity Clubs Offered at CSP
CSP has many clubs that celebrate diversity and promote proactive leadership, scholarship, community outreach, and student empowerment. Having diversity clubs on campus provides the opportunity for meaningful dialogue, interactions, and experiences that increase the knowledge, appreciation, trust, and respect for students from all cultures and backgrounds.
The Black Student Union (CBSU) aims to increase political, social and cultural awareness of the African American community. Our goal is to promote unity and diversity to revamp and stabilize a presence on campus through a series of events, socials, and forums. The mission of the BSU is to be a positive and productive representation of the African American community on and off campus. We promote proactive leadership, scholarship, community outreach, and student empowerment. We embrace our cultural heritage, unity, and the appreciation of diversity.
CHUSA is committed to promoting and educating CSP’s campus and the wider community about Hmong culture, practices, and history through academic leadership, workshops, events, and collaborations.
Concordia’s Sisterhood of Empowerment encourages young women of Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN to celebrate individual accomplishments, support each other in difficult times, and empower one another to become leaders in the community.
CSP Global Student Club is a club for all CSP students who are interested in learning about new cultures, countries, and global topics. The Global Student Club provides a place for any enrolled CSP student to share their global experiences, learn from other students about their global experiences, learn about new cultures, and have fun!
SOL is dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of the U.S. Latina/o, Chicana/o and Latin American culture and heritage at CSP. The organization is committed to fostering relationships within our CSP community and beyond.
Additional Student Resources
Concordia is surrounded and apart of thriving neighborhoods. You can find resources here if you are looking for ways to engage in the community:
- Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
- Amherst Wilder Foundation
- Southeast Asian Diaspora Project (SEAD)
- MN Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC)