The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) fosters an inclusive and welcoming environment on campus for systemically underrepresented student populations at Davidson College. The Center pursues this goal by providing direct support services, educational programming and community building opportunities within and across social groups. While the Center engages all students, faculty and staff in diversity, inclusion and equity efforts on campus, specific support is offered to the following student populations*:
Students of color- students from underrepresented and systemically marginalized based on racial and ethnic identities.
Students of diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTQ)- students who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, asexual, intersex, etc.).
First-generation students- students who are the first to attend a higher education institution in their family.
International students- student attending college within the United States on a F-1 or J-1 visa as well as those students who hold an nonimmigrant or undocumented status. International may also includes students consider themselves as third culture.
*The Center for Diversity and Inclusion acknowledges the challenges of language when categorizing the social identity. The Center is committed to continually reviewing the terminology to best represent the above groups in the language that best reflects and affirms their individual and collective identities.