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 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!! I love leadership and I love that I have the opportunity to be involved with the Diversity Center. This will
be my third year and I learn more every day. I love Weber State and the faculty. Being a student here is easy because of the environment and the people who go here, teach here and work here.
I am majoring in Criminal Justice with a Communications minor. I love to learn inside and outside of the classroom. Weber State truly is GREAT! GREAT! GREAT!
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.
Sarah is a Radiology major.
I'm interested in the Diversity and Unity Board because it promotes morals I appreciate. I believe that everyone should be accepting and understanding of those around them.
I hope to help others learn how to view others in a new light, for people to make the effort to reach out to others.
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.
Hi, my name is Lonnie Martinez. I am currently pursuing the major of Electronics Engineering at WSU, and I work under Lola Moli on the Diversity Board through WSUSA as the Celebrations and Traditions Chair. Although my class standing says Junior, I plan on being at Weber for the next few years and one thing I would really love to see is greater student involvement. I believe college is about becoming who you want to become, experiencing new lifestyles and cultures(whether by trial or observation), meeting new people who will potentially be your colleagues/competition in later years, and making memories to look back on the rest of your life. I love meeting new people and so if you see me around, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself. Together we’ll have a great year and college career.
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.
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.
Amy is an English/Linguistics major in the College of Arts and Humanities.
I've sat on the CDU board before and it was such a fun and rewarding experience. The best part about the CDU board is meeting so many people from all sorts of
backgrounds and lifestyles both on the team and off. I've learned so much from my team and the events we've had and I look forward to learning more! As the
Common Grounds Chair I have the pleasure of overseeing and planning the monthly Taboo Talks. I am very excited for this year's lineup and can't wait to see the
type of wonderful, intelligent, and fun debates we'll be having!
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.
Chanuk Jeong is an International Economics major serving as the Community Chair.
“I have an interest in diversity and unity because I want to people know that even foreigners love WSU and that they can make a difference in our community. I want to let the Ogden community know WSU cares for people and is always concerned about our community.”
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.
Valeria is a Communications major
“My name is Valeria Torena I am so happy to be able to serve with the Diversity team this year. College for me is all about working hard and doing things that you love even though not everything will be easy. I hope that I will be able to answer any questions you have about diversity and Weber State.”
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?"
Christopher Demitri Jackson
Hi my name is Chris Jackson and I am a dual major in Psychology and Criminal Justice. I’m interested in the diversity board because it gives me an opportunity to get involved with the university and provides a platform for me to share my ideas about unity and equality. During the year I hope to show at least one person that no matter what others believe, who they love, or the color of their skin, that we are all the same and that it’s OK to have a difference of opinion as long as there is understanding. "Stopping the Hate: Celebrating that which makes us Unique"
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.
Bryan Duquette is an Electronics Engineering major at Weber State University.
Bryan is serving as the MLK Day of Service Chair on the Diversity Board at WSU for the 2013-2014 school year.
He was introduced to the Diversity Board in the spring and became a volunteer, supporting events that others had
planned and attending board meetings. He felt a part of the organization and wanted to take a role with greater responsibility.
The MLK Chair was the perfect position for him to do more with an issue in which he felt he could make a difference.
Graduate Assistant to 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 Karlee Berezay and I'm the LGBT Advocate for this school year. I am a senior at Weber State and will be hopefully graduating with a BS in Sociology. I'm a really energetic person and get very excited about teaching, talking, discussing, and learning about LGBT topics. Gender especially is a subject I love to study about. I love being a resource for people to learn from, and if I don't know the answer you can bet I'll find it for you. I really love working in the Center for Diversity, because it is such an uplifting and accepting place. When I am not in class or planning LGBT events, I'm hanging out with my two kitties, taking sassy pictures on Instagram, or blogging.