The Center for Diversity & Unity gains student representation through WSUSA’s Executive Body. Each year the student body elects a Vice President of Diversity who then selects members of the Diversity Board through a competition application process.
Diversity Vice President
My name is Joshua Hunt and I spent six years in the Air Force before joining the Army last year as a Cadet. I am currently pursuing my commission. I am majoring in Sociology with a minor in Military Science with the ultimate goal to obtain a Ph.D. to become a clinical psychologist. I joined the Diversity Board at Weber State University in hopes of creating a positive and lasting impact in students' personal lives, the campus, and the surrounding community to aid in building bridges and increasing understanding among diverse populations. Diversity has greatly broadened my horizons while developing my abilities as a student, leader, and professional.
The following positions are available each year with duties reflecting the mission and goals of the current elected Vice President:
The Assistant Director to the Vice President for Diversity on the Diversity Board helps to coordinate all events, workshops, activities and serves as the information clearinghouse for the CDU's Diversity Board. This position collects all marketing materials, places and confirms bulletins, email blasts, and Facebook page updates in addition to providing updates and assignments to Board members.
My name is Aulola Moli but everyone knows me as Lola. My family is from the island of Tonga and I love to travel all over the world. I play the piano and sing, hang with friends and family, and I love being in student leadership! I love to learn and I adore Weber State!!
Celebrations & Traditions Chair
The Celebrations & Traditions Chair hosts a monthly celebration and/or recognizes a tradition through events and activities throughout the year. Examples include: Mardi Gras Celebration, Day of the Dead, St. Patrick's Day and more.
College Programs Chair
The College Programs Chair partners with one of the seven academic colleges at Weber State University each month to highlight diversity programming through emphasis activities and events. Examples from the past include Women's History Month Activities with the College of Social and Behavioral Science and Presentations for Weber Reads with the College of Arts and Humanities.
My name is Sam Mosier and I joined the Diversity team because I wanted to become more involved at Weber. As a part of the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program I am emphasizing in Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Military Science. I am an Army ROTC Cadet and a member of the Utah National Guard. When I happen to have free time I'm typically making a mess with some charcoal drawing or wasting the day with friends or family.
Taboo Talks/Common Grounds Chair
The Taboo Talks Chair coordinates educational and informative programs that educate all students and staff at WSU about ways that we can come together across difference.
I'm 23 years old and a senior at Weber State University. I'm currently working on a bachelors in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. I love being a Wildcat. I chose to pursue the Common Grounds Chair as my position on the diversity board because of Taboo Talks. I love the idea of bringing in all kinds of perspectives on controversial topics and allowing people to openly speak about things they may not otherwise find a space to talk about.
I think the purpose of Taboo Talks is to open up these conversations and show people that we can all exist with each other even with differing opinions, values, and moral directions. I think that Taboo Talks series is a great representation of what the Center for Diversity and Unity is all about. I have found that working with Diversity and Unity I have had so many opportunities to just welcome all kinds of people into my life. I have learned so much about people, religions, perspectives, and passions. I love being part of such a safe and accepting place.
The Community Chair coordinates events that bring the campus and community together through education and sharing. Previous activities have included a Community Resources Fair and a Religious Resource Fair.
I am currently a Junior here at Weber State, and am transitioning to the business school. I joined the board because I wanted to help our student body become aware and involved in humanitarian efforts that aid neglected groups in our community. I am also a mother of two amazing children, whom I love very much. During my free time I love running, biking, longboarding and being outdoors.
Sessions on the Ledge Chair
The Sessions on the Ledge Chair coordinates weekly one hour performance sessions in the Union atrium that showcase music, dance, the spoken word and other routines that space racial ethnicity, culture, class, gender and more. Previous events have included Scottish Bag Pipers, Taiko Drummers, Irish Folk Dancers and poetry slams.
Jayrod Garrett is a senior majoring in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. He loves reading, writing, and spending time with his wife. He has served two tours in Iraq during his thirteen year career in the Utah Army National Guard. He likes to stay busy with working in the Nontraditional Student Center, Managing Epiphany Literary Journal, and serving on the Diversity Board. His dream is to be one of the few African American speculative fiction authors.
Stop the Hate Chair
The Stop the Hate Chair develops an annual campaign that promotes peace on campus and in the community through speakers, workshops and activities. At the heart of these activities is the question, "Is what we are doing helping each other or hurting each other?"
My name is Megan Gour and I am currently the Stop the Hate Chair. I am a senior that is graduating this April with a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in women’s studies. I have been working in the Center for Diversity and Unity for over a year now, and diversity is something I have passion for. I also play on the women's rugby team here at Weber State.
MLK Day of Service Chair
The MLK Day of Service Chair actually does more than one day's work! This position hosts monthly drives for community issues that match the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s mission and goals. Additionally, this position hosts the spring Munch and March with the Northern Utah Chapter of the NAACP at the Marshall White Center in downtown Ogden every January on Martin Luther King Day.
I am a Freshman here at Weber State and I am planning on going into Radiology.
Graduate Assistant to LGBT Resources
Coordinator of the Center for Diversity & Unity and LGBT Resources
The LGBT Advocate acts as a representative and advocate of the issues and concerns of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender student body and advocates against homophobia and other forms of oppression, as well as other issues and concerns of LGBT students on campus and all members of the queer community. This student leader develops programs, resources and activities under the supervision of the LGBT Graduate Assistant and Coordinator of the Center for Diversity & Unity.
My name is Kate Martinson and I am the 2012-13 LGBT Advocate for LGBT Resources. I became the Advocate because understanding and bringing awareness to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues is important to me. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Social Work. I am also the president of the Gay-Straight Alliance - a student organization. When I am not at school helping educate students, faculty and staff about the LGBT community, I spend my time laughing with friends and enjoying everything that is around me.