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Cultural Diversity Board

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Mission Statement:

The student-led Cultural Diversity Board strives to promote and support the ethnic and cultural groups on campus by providing educational resources and support services. Above all, the Cultural Diversity Board serves as the educational liaison to Colorado Mesa University campuses and the regional community regarding culturally diverse issues. The Cultural Diversity Board is open to anyone who would like to promote diversity on campus and in the Grand Valley.

Want to be a member?

To join any of the alliances affiliated with Cultural Diversity Board, call or stop by their offices on the second floor of the University Center to contact them. You don't have to be of a particular ethnicity to join an alliance-- anyone is accepted and welcomed in any alliance. Contact the desired alliance in order to find out more information about them, or when they have their weekly meetings. You can also check out their pages on OrgSync by clicking here.

Cultural Diversity Alliances

The Cultural Diversity Board consists of six different cultural alliances:

Black Student Alliance

Coordinator: Briana Hodges

Asst. Coordinator: Alissa Brown 


Gay Straight Alliance

Coordinator: Ashli Alderman

Asst.Coordinator: Shelby Cerise


Ho'olokahi Polynesian Club Alliance

Coordinator: Kevin Kahuena

Asst. Coordinator: Randy Ridela


International Student Alliance

Coordinator: Roxanne Truter

Asst. Coordinator: Justin Ellis Pascaul


Latino Student Alliance

Coordinator: Victoria Ontiveros

Asst. Coordinator: Ricardo Balderrama-Caraveo


Native American Student Alliance

Coordinator: Amanda Perez

Asst. Coordinator:


Contact Information

CDB Student Director

Gawie Van der Merwe


CDB Student Assistant Director

Ana Orellana


CDB Communications Manager

Patrice Harris