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Upcoming Events at USU:

Sound Beginnings Support Groups - These groups in the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education and Research Center offer support to families with children with hearing loss. English language groups meet on Wed, April 13 from 9 - 10:30 am, and Wed, May 11 from 5-7 pm. Spanish language groups meet on Saturdays from 5 pm to 7 pm on and April 16.

Naomi Tutu - Naomi Tutu will share her experiences growing up black and female in apartheid-ridden South Africa and her subsequent development into a human rights activist. Naomi is the child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She will speak in the TSC Auditorium on Thursday, March 24 from 7-8 pm.

Taco Sale - The USU Latino Student Union and Native American Student Council will be selling tacos or Indian tacos on April 5, and April 6 on the TSC Patios.

Allies Seminars - USU Allies will be offering training to become an Allie on April 18 at 5 pm in University Inn 507 and May 11 at 1 pm in University Inn 507.

Jessica Lynn presentation - Jessica Lynn will present on Leadership: Working for understanding in diversity. She is a renowned speaker who travels nationally to college campuses as an adoccate for Trans* Rights, an organization devoted to increasing understanding Trans-related issues. She will present in Merrill-Cazier Library 101 from 2:30-3:30 pm on Mon, April 4.

International Banquet - The USU Office of Global Engagement offers an opportunity to try cuisines and performances from across the world - Saturday, April 5 at 7 pm.

Global Media, Social Movements, and Civil Rights - USU Assistant Professor Jason Gilmore presentes The Whold World is Watching, a lecture on the USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage, along with students Jarlin De Leon and Lauren Mata. This event is sponsored by the USU Diversity Council and takes place April 7 at 7 pm in the TSC Auditorium.

Munch and Mingle - Meet staff and faculty involved with Women and Gender Studies classes and the Center for Woemn and Gender in the Taggart Student Center 309 from 4-5 pm on April 14.

Hunting Ground documentary - Check out an expose of rape culture on colelge campuses, a film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and screened at the White House. This will be in the TSC Auditorium from 7-8 pm on Thursday, April 14.

CAPSA 5K- May 6th and May 7th at the Logan Recreation Center and Logan Country Club

Society of Indian Psychologists Conference - Retreat is on June 24-26 and Conference is June 27-28 in the TSC Ballroom.

Utah State University Celebrates Women's History Month

Women's History Month

In 1987, Congress designated March as Women's History Month. The celebration of women's contributions across history recognizes the achievements of women in all facets of life, from science, technology, government, literature, art, medicine, sports, and all other sectors.

National Women's History Project

Diversity Council Grant Awards

The Diversity Council is currently accepting applications for Long Term Grants through March 23, 2016. Click the "Gran Awards" hyperlink on the left side of the page for additional information on both our One Time and Long Term Grants. The Diversity Council annually receives many outstanding applications, and we are grateful to be supporting these projects. Examples of previous awardees are below.


The Center for Persons with Disabilities for its project Aggies Elevated. Aggies Elevated provides an inclusive, post-secondary education experience for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Aggies Elevated will provide an opportunity for students to live on campus, with full access to all student activities, while taking specialized and traditional coursework at Utah State University.

The Department of Biological Engineering for its proposal to host Hispanic/Latin@ identifying students during a summer undergraduate research program in Biological Engineering at Utah State University.

Counseling & Psychological Services office will host visual displays each month to celebrate cultural heritage months, to recognize diversity in religious holidays, and to promote a general appreciation of multiculturalism. This change to the visual atmosphere makes the CAPS space more inviting and inclusive for all students utilizing their services.

Caine College of the Arts for its proposal to engage in targeted recruitment efforts to bring underrepresented students to Utah State University from New Orleans and Los Angeles.

Bonnie Glass-Coffin & the Anthropology Department for their project Interreligious Knowledge, Relationship-Building, and Action at Utah State University. This project seeks to build religious literacy at Utah State University regarding different faiths or no faith at all.

The Office of the Vice President for Student Services for its Underrepresented Student Mentorship Program. This program will target students who traditionally would be provisional admits, and pair them with successful upperclassmen for a yearlong peer-to-peer mentorship program. This program is expected to increase the academic and social success of students who are statistically unlikely to complete a four-year degree.

These projects, alongside other ongoing projects with Diversity Council support, all work toward supporting the goals and objectives of the Diversity Council. The Council is proud to be supporting these projects, and looks forward to many more years of successful projects and awards!