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Welcome to Student Diversity and Inclusion

Services provided by the Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI) team are available to all students, staff and faculty of Boise State University. The purpose of this office is to demonstrate and promote Inclusive Excellence on campus, and when our students graduate, around the world.

The SDI team consists of Multicultural Student Services, and International Student Services, the MLK Living Legacy Committee and the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion. Together this team serves as the responsive and continually evolving engine on campus driving progress towards the realization of Inclusive Excellence.

The Student Diversity and Inclusion resources are:

We do this through:

  • Direct service to students
  • A wide variety of educational and community building programs workshops and events
  • Training on a variety of issues
  • Consultation by request

Our team of professionals and students are incredible and amazing resources for learning, meeting people, getting support and the insightful and inspired guidance towards the realization of Inclusive Excellence.

Rising to EXCELLENCE, Guiding GROWTH, Inspiring POSSIBILITY

 


Video Shows Growth of Diversity On and Off Campus

A new student-created video is aimed at promoting acceptance and appreciation of uniqueness and diversity. Watch it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX-wN8RBz4I The multicultural music video, titled “Let’s All Grow Together,” was conceived by Emmanuel Eze, a Boise State student from Nigeria majoring in accounting, and produced by Tick Tock Media, a group of three Boise State alumni. Eze was inspired by a young Asian girl who approached him at a family dinner a couple of years ago in Boise. “She walked up to me and she asked me this wonderful question, ‘Why are you black?’ I figured the little girl was naïve about different skin colors, unlike in the bigger cities where they are familiar with diversity. I felt she might have asked herself several times why she looks different from other kids in school. If this little girl could be so courageous to ask that question, how many other people out there are scared to come out?” he said. Thirteen student organizations, seven campus departments and the Garfield Elementary School choir came together to let people know how diversity is growing in Boise. “This is just the beginning of a new diversity era, and everyone is welcome to be part of it,” said Eze.