Student Diversity & Social Justice (SDSJ) engages with the campus community to provide co-curricular multicultural, international, and social justice programming and operates the Center for Social Justice.
Diversity is one of the four core values of the Student Engagement & Diversity office. Not only is diversity infused into all areas of the office, it is featured.
As a place for identity exploration and reclamation, our programs address the extracurricular needs of underrepresented populations. Utilizing Dr. Beverly Tatum's ABC approach to Creating Climates of Engagement on diverse campuses, we specifically strive to:
Affirm identity by providing students an inclusive environment to examine cultural identity, educate self, and develop cross-cultural competence.
Build community by engaging with others and uniting around social justice issues that affect our local, national, and global communities.
Cultivate leadership by creating opportunities to gain knowledge and skills that prepare students to be active within our communities.
Ultimately, our goal is for all UNLV students to feel affirmed and empowered to make positive social change within our communities.
Tatum, B. D. (2000). The ABC Approach to Creating Climates of Engagement on Diverse Campuses. Liberal Education, 86(4), 22-29.