Supporting Your Journey
Student Development and Inclusion (SDI) is a supportive department within Student Affairs that values and respects the unique strengths and experiences of all students. SDI is here to help you succeed by removing barriers, creating opportunities, nurturing personal growth, and fostering a sense of belonging in the campus community.
SDI supports the following centers: the Basic Needs Collective, which ensures that your fundamental needs are met; the Financial Wellness Center, which helps you navigate financial matters with ease; the LGBT Resource Center, which is a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ students, the Veterans Support Center, which offers assistance to military-affiliated students, and the Women's Resource Center, which provides resources and support for women and overall students on campus.
We recognize and celebrate the diversity of experiences and perspectives individuals bring to our campus community. SDI is dedicated to enhancing your well-being and supporting your success on your unique journey through college.
We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. The University of Utah recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous peoples and their traditional homelands. We respect the sovereign relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm the University of Utah’s commitment to a partnership with Native Nations and Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities.
Native American Heritage Month (NAHM), celebrated in November in the United States, is a crucial observance with multifaceted significance. This month serves as a platform to honor and celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions of Native American and indigenous communities. It fosters a deeper understanding of their unique heritage while disarming stereotypes, promoting cultural sensitivity, and highlighting the historical injustices endured.
The university's celebration of Native American Heritage Month serves as a valuable platform for promoting inclusivity, respect, and cross-cultural dialogue.
The "Exist, Express, Embrace - Beyond Indigenous People’s Day Gallery Walk" is a virtual exhibition designed to immerse viewers in the multifaceted world of Indigenous cultures. Through various art forms, it offers an opportunity to address stereotypes and misconceptions, while aiming to foster genuine understanding and respect for Indigenous traditions. By amplifying the voices and talents of Indigenous artists, this event not only showcases their artistic expressions but also creates a bridge for them to connect with a broader audience.
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