Diversity Council

Mission: The Diversity Council (DC), a student advisory board for our office, provides the means for communication between cultural and advocacy student organizations and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. This space allows activities and concerns common to such organizations the opportunity to be handled cooperatively and effectively. In addition, DC acts as a resource for cultural student organizations to mobilize around campus issues and holds the University accountable to diversity policies within student life.

The council also acts as a resource for student organizations to:

  • Mobilize around an issue pertinent to the University
  • Provide a guide to utilizing University resources for club activities
  • Hold the University accountable to diversity policy in student life
  • Advise the Office of Multicultural Affairs on programming and development.

Membership: The Diversity Council will consist of students representing cultural and advocacy organizations that are recognized by the Student Association. Each organization will have one representative on the Diversity Council.

Advisor: The staff sponsor will be the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. This individual will act as an advisor to the Council and a spokesperson for the university and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Meetings: The Diversity Council will meet 2 to 3 times a semester (no more than once a month), and at other times when specifically called for by the Advisor.

Those representatives who are unable to attend are required to send another representative from their organization to act as a proxy in their absence.

Group Name Representative Email Address
Asian Pacific American Student Alliance Christi Nguyen cmn7@rice.edu
Black Male Leadership Initiative Jalil Spearman jks6@rice.edu
Black Student Association Amber Jackson adj5@rice.edu
Chinese Student Association James Liu or Tiffany Xiang jl203@rice.edu or tx5@rice.edu
Diversity Facilitators Nilka Montero or Soha Rizvi nm37@rice.edu or sar9@rice.edu
Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment Yesenia Ramos Silva or Ana Saucedo yr12@rice.edu or as208@rice.edu
Korean Student Association Sara Koh ssk8@rice.edu
Muslim Student Association Talha Arif or Alina Naqvi tsa4@rice.edu
Rice African Student Association Magdah Omer mso2@rice.edu
Rice Black Women's Association Ajah Hale ajah@rice.edu
Rice International Student Association Yvonne Chien hc48@rice.edu
Rice PRIDE Anthony Nguyen or Moses Glickman aqn1@rice.edu or mag23@rice.edu
Rice Taiwanese Association Kaitlyn Liu or Kristine Yuan kyl4@rice.edu or kty1@rice.edu
Rice Women's Resource Center Cindi Zhao or Amy Ho cz44@rice.edu or alh13@rice.edu
South Asian Society Meghana Nadella or Pranav Mehta mn42@rice.edu or pvm1@rice.edu
Vietnamese Student Association An Luu anluu@rice.edu