Focus Mentoring Program 

Each fall incoming students from underrepresented groups are invited to request a faculty or staff mentor to personally assist them in navigating college life at Cal Lutheran.  The mentees and mentors have their first in person introduction at a dinner the first week of classes.  This year 115 new students and 50 faculty and staff joined in mentoring relationships. Over the course of the year, mentors may request Starbuck's gift cards from the CDI enhance their meetings with their mentees by stopping by the CDI office, located in the Center for Global Engagement (across the breezeway from the upper level of the Student Union).  Facuty will need to sign for the gift cards. 

CLUed In Summer Bridge Program

 This program is part of the Black Male Initiative to support the academic and social well-being and leadership development of black male students at Cal Lutheran.  The program is free and open to incoming freshmen and transfers. The program includes a summer reading selection, group meetings, introduction to campus resources and off campus outtings.

 Being You at CLU a success!

2019 being you

 On Tuesday September 17 campus members will be asked to write down and post their "message to humanity".  We're looking for campus members to share their thoughts, advice, prayers, and vision for an improved world.  Here's how the messages fell:

stats of responses for being you

 Better World Project

Express yourself!  If you’re a creative person who is passionate about social justice and is looking to add to your portfolio, the CDI is providing an outlet to display your talents in creative ways to express your advocacy for diversity, inclusion and equity through graphic design, theater, art, film, music, spoken word, dance, etc.  The Campus Diversity Initiative will sponsor your project with mini-grants ranging from $50 to $200 to purchase supplies and to help put your project on display.  


 Sisters' Circle

 Under the advisement of faculty and staff, Black female students may choose to join this support group that focuses on their social well-being through meetings, outings, and activities throughout the academic year.  The program is free and funded by the Campus Diversity Initiative. 

Weekly meetings for fall 2019: TBA


Dr. Juanita Hall or Dr. Tymika Wesley for questions.



Lunchbox Diversity 2019/2020 For Staff and Faculty 

revised lunchbox 2019

Six sessions with different topics,  There will be post readings to compliment each session.

Six stand-alone sessions- Attend as many as you can!

Dates and Topics:

Tues, Oct 1: Demographic Change and the Future of Higher Education

Tues, Nov 5: Anti-Racism and White Fragility

Tues, Dec 3: Democracy and the Liberal Arts

Tues, Feb 4: Intergroup Dialogue and Social Responsibility

Tues, March 3: Free Speech, Academic Freedom, and Civility on Campus

Tues, April 7: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion (Rescheduled to fall 2020 series)

 Time: 11:30am- 1:00pm

Event Location: Kingsmen Room, Student Union 114  (Lower level at the very back)