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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Centre seeks to nurture understanding and mutual respect among students and faculty within a safe, inclusive environment.

Do you want to engage in opportunities that promote diversity? Earn scholarships that advocate for inclusion and equity? Spend time in an inviting space and meet new friends? At Centre, here are some of the many resources at your fingertips:

  • Diversity scholarship programs
  • Training spaces, workshops, and cultural heritage events
  • Peer advocacy programs
  • Intracultural suite — Lounge-style space in the Student Center for students to socialize or study
  • Threadz on Main — A sustainability project for students to pick out clothing for any reason. This boutique is sponsored by the Student Government Association Campus Improvements Committee
  • Counseling offices — Counselors are embedded in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion twice a week to provide students an alternative space for counseling.
New Horizons Scholars Group listening to professor

New Horizons Program Scholarship

The New Horizons Program Scholarship is for domestic first-year students who have a passion for diversity and inclusion issues and want to build their professional development skills.

2022-2023 Atkins Scholar group photo on the steps of ODI building

J.H. and Artie Atkins Scholar Program

The J.H. and Artie Atkins Scholar Program selects six to nine juniors and seniors to work closely with faculty advisors on DEI subjects involving underrepresentation, inequity, social justice, and the like.

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Student Organizations

With more than 100 student clubs, organizations, and activities — including the Black Student Organization, Pride Alliance, and the Disabled Student Organization — you can find your community at Centre.

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Clubs, Organizations, and Activities


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Peer Engagement and Advocacy Program

Make a difference on campus through our program, which promotes and supports a peer-to-peer model of DEI education through training and workshop opportunities.

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Intercultural Council

Our Intercultural Council aims to collaborate with like-minded student groups and facilitate fun, educational programs that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.

I think that common ground of belonging is going to make it so much easier for people to open up and make real connections. If you keep on hanging around people with the same perspectives as you, there's no other real learning curve here. We were very proud as a Vietnamese Student Association team to make that happen at Centre.

Vati Pham

Data Science, class of 2023


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Religious Life

Whatever you faith, you can feel safe with us to explore and ask life’s tough questions. Centre students represent a myriad of world faiths and more than a dozen Christian denominations.

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Community Building

Engaging in Service Opportunities

Becoming great leaders of tomorrow means learning how to serve. That’s why giving back to our local communities isn’t just a one-off at Centre — it’s a way of life.

Photo of the DEI office building in the fall

Visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Our goal at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is to create an environment in which you feel welcome, valued, and safe no matter who you are. Tap into our resources and get involved today!