Happy Inclusion Week 2020

By McKinley Page, UMAC Intern

This coming week, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, is Inclusion Week here at Dixie State University. If you’ve heard about Inclusion Week or Diversity Week, you may be wondering about the purpose of these events and the difference between the two. It’s simple really. These events were created to celebrate inclusion and diversity across campus! The only difference is Inclusion Week happens in the fall and Diversity Week happens in the spring.

All are welcome to participate this week as we celebrate and learn about inclusion. Inclusion Week is hosted by the Multicultural and Inclusion Center. The MIC hopes to increase diversity at Dixie State by creating scholarship opportunities, community outreach, academic advisement, and diversity club participation.

Check out the schedule of events for the week and don’t forget to wear your face covering!

Religious Diversity Fair

Sept. 28 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Gardner Ballroom

This event highlights the various religious congregations in the southern Utah area. Come learn and interact with representatives from the Saint George Interfaith Council, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Catholic Church, and more.

Film Screening

Sept. 29 | 6 p.m. | Dunford Auditorium

Don’t miss a screening of the film, Positive all the Way. Director Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Executive Producer Brooke Bumgardner, and Paralympic Athlete Allison Compton will be attending virtually. To learn more about the film or to join via Zoom, check out this Facebook event. This screening is open to the community.

"I Will" Wall

Sept. 30 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Gardner Plaza

Dixie State Athletics is inviting students to make a commitment to inclusion by adding an “I will…” statement to a card for temporary placement in the Gardner Plaza. After the event, the cards will be moved to the North Burns.

ASL Talent Show

Sept. 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Cox Auditorium

The American Sign Language department will be hosting their annual ASL Talent Show. This event features the program’s students as they offer stories, songs, and messages to DSU and the local community. This event will also be streaming to the local ASL high school programs.

Drag Royalty Show

Oct. 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Gardner Ballroom

Partnering with DSUSA and LGBTQ+, this event will highlight students as Drag Queens and Kings. Come enjoy their performances!


Oct. 2 | 7 p.m. | Fountain Amphitheater

For the final Inclusion Week event, enjoy a relaxing night roasting s’mores and listening to soft music by a campfire.

Remember, everyone has a seat here at DSU. Each Trailblazer’s unique life experiences enrich campus life and add a profound element to an authentic education.

Don’t forget to tag us on social media as you attend these events!