Student Diversity Welcome Events Aug. 22-Sept. 18

August 7, 2014

The DDCE’s Student Diversity Initiatives offer something for everyone! Join us as we kick off the fall semester at these five events.

New Black Student Weekend August 22-24, 2014

  • Block Party: 6 p.m. Aug. 22 @Gregory Plaza
  • Overnight Retreat: Aug. 23-24, Camp Buckner in Burnet, TX


Steps for Success – Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Resource Fair: 4-5pm @ SAC Lawn
  • Step Show: 5-7pm @ SAC Auditorium


Sponsoring organization: Students for Equity and Diversity (SED)

Welcome program for all incoming students, particularly students of color and students interested in issues of social justice. Steps for Success features a resource fair and a step show, both of which are designed to educate first-year and transfer students about the many university resources and student groups on this campus.


GSC Open House – Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • SAC 2.112 @ 3pm

Sponsoring organization: Gender and Sexuality Center: Serving Women and LGBTQA Communities

Help us kick off our 10th year.  Join us for tours of the space, decorate “genderbread cookies” and share your favorite memories of the space.


¡Adelante! – Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sponsoring organization: Latina/o Community Affairs (LCA)

Welcome program for incoming Latina/o students. ¡Adelante! Strives to connect Latina/o first-year and transfer students to various university resources on campus that will allow them to be successful as well as connect them to Latina/o-focused student organizations.


You Bring Out the Asian-American in Me (YBO) – Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • Union Ballroom 4-5:30 Resource Fair; 7-9 pm Performance

Sponsoring organization: Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective (APAC)

Welcome program for incoming Asian American students. This program aims to expose students to university life and resources available on campus and within the Austin community.  YBO consists of a resource fair followed by an Asian American talent showcase.


Bloq Party – Friday, September 5, 2014

  • Gregory Plaza @5-8 pm

Sponsoring organization: Queer People of Color and Allies (QPOCA)

Welcome program for incoming qpoc and ally students. Bloq Party connects students to LGBT resources on campus and within the Austin community while highlighting Queer culture through song, dance and poetry.


Four Directions – Thursday, September 18, 2014

  • East Mall and Speedway Plaza @ 6-8 pm​

Sponsoring organization: Native American and Indigenous Collective (NAIC)

Welcome program for incoming Native American and Indigenous Students to celebrate culture and collective identity.

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