Student ServicesOffice of Diversity Affairs

Diversity Clubs

Clubs on Campus

CSP has many clubs that celebrate diversity.  These clubs 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.

Black Student Union

About

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.

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CHUSA

Concordia Hmong Unity Student Association

About

We are committed to promote and educate Hmong culture practices and history through academic leadership, workshops, events, and collaborations.

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Concordia Sisterhood of Empowerment

About

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.

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Global Student Club

About

The 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!

We look forward to meeting and getting to know all of our members!

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PEACE

People Encouraging Acceptance, Connection, and Equality

About

P.E.A.C.E. is a Concordia University, Saint Paul club for students who find themselves outside of society’s hetero-normative standards, for their allies and friends, and for those who seek greater understanding and desire to foster a climate of mutual respect and open communication. The club provides both a metaphorical and physical safe space on our campus for fostering a greater sense of community and mutual respect.

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UMOJA

United Minds of Joint Action

About

United Minds of Joint Action (UMOJA) is a group that promotes unity within the Concordia Campus and also the outer community. Historically an Afro-American group, we do encourage all people to attend and participate. UMOJA events are not only to promote unity, but to bring awareness about communities and cultures.

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Dr. Cheryl T. Chatman

Dr. Cheryl Chatman
Executive Vice President & Dean of Diversity

The Office of Diversity Affairs assists in creating a welcoming, inclusive, Christ-centered environment that promotes and celebrates the harmony of diversity that exists in the Concordia community.  The Office of Diversity Affairs 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 and backgrounds.

The Dean of Diversity serves as an advocate and resource for the campus community, and strives to create and sustain supportive relationships with Concordia and the surrounding community.

In agreement with and support of Concordia University’s mission statement-“to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, and for the enlightened care of God’s creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel”- the Office of Diversity Affairs is dedicated to helping all students develop and/or maintain significant and wholesome spiritual lives.

34

countries represented at CSP!
We have over 150 international students.

44%

of CSP undergraduate students are people of color.