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Global Diversity & Inclusion Center

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At Columbus State, we value diversity and believe our differences help create a better learning environment. By collaborating with other offices and groups on campus, the Global Diversity & Inclusion Center (GDIC) strives to support our diverse communities at the college, sustain inclusive spaces and provide educational opportunities for Columbus State students, employees, and guests. 

event imageThe Global Diversity and Inclusion Center includes the offices of Diversity Services and International Student Services. 

Diversity Services provides several opportunities to get involved at the college including joining a cohort based student group like MAN Initiative or Women's Connection, participating in a diversity learning community (PONO), completing our advanced leadership series (CSLS Advanced), or attending various cultural celebrations, workshops, and other special events. 

Check out our upcoming events calendar and a full list of our student life programs to see how you can get involved!

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Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive - October 17

Sickle Cell is the most common genetic blood disease in the United States, with a disportionate impact on African-American and Latino communities. The American Red Cross will host a special blood drive at Columbus State on Monday, October 17 between 10am-4pm in the Nestor Hall Lounge to raise awareness and to collect a diverse blood supply. Come out and donate!


3rd Annual Umoja Karamu: A Unity Feast - November 3

Umoja Karamu, meaning "Unity Feast" in Swahili, is a celebration of African American history. This event honors and celebrate five unique periods of African American history through music, dance, reading, and symbolic foods. This is event is co-sponsored by Crazy Faith Ministries and is open to the public. Location: TBD


International Education Week - November 14 -18

The 2016 International Education Week will be celebrated November 14-18. This year's activities include an exhibit on Chinese Caligraphy that will be on display on the second floor of the library the entire month of November with a special artist talk on November 10 from 2:00pm-4:30pm in the Library Media Studio. Other IEW events include: a Latin Dance Workshop, Interfaith Day Roundtable, & the International Student Thanksgiving Dinner.


For more details & to register for these events visit the Columbus State Hub: