Student Diversity Summit

The Student Diversity Summit is a two phase extensive diversity training for students. Phase one is a day-long workshop designed to build student’s diversity competencies and skills in effectively responding to challenging and uncomfortable situations. Through various interactive activities, this summit will empower students to dismantle any barriers around difference and promote an inclusive campus community!

Students who attend the Student Diversity Student Summit will be offered an opportunity to participate in a Small Group Retreat. This half-day retreat will be limited to 60 participants and will take the concepts from the Diversity Student Summit and explore them at a deeper level.

For more information, please contact P.J. Jones,

Diversity Training Institute

DTI group pic

June 10-12, 2015
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily

Rudder 701, Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

Email Dr. Marisa Suhm at to receive an application or call 979-862-2003 for more information. Applications are due May 29th.

The Diversity Training Institute is an intimate, dynamic, and interactive training program designed for people interested in deepening their understanding of inclusion and diversity.

During this program, participants will have the opportunity to learn and share their own experiences about issues of equity and access. We will broaden our understanding in the following areas:

  • Gender
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Social/economic class
  • Sexual orientation/gender expression
  • Disability
  • Age

Participants will also leave with additional resources, such as videos, articles and books that will allow them to pursue additional knowledge of areas that they find interesting.

Address & Parking

This year, DTI will be held in Rudder Tower, suite 701 on the campus of Texas A&M University. Rudder Tower is located in the heart of the Texas A & M Campus. The closest place to park is in the Koldus Parking garage across the street from the training site. Parking fees is $15/day


The Bryan-College Station area has a large number of nice hotels and motels. Some of the many other options are listed below

Super 8 Motel
301 Texas Ave S,
College Station, TX
(979) 846-8800
La Quinta Inns Inc
607 Texas Ave S,
College Station, TX
(979) 696-7777
801 University Dr E,
College Station, TX
(979) 693-7500
Ramada Inn
1502 Texas Ave S,
College Station, TX
(979) 693-9891
Homewood Suites
950 University Dr E,
College Station, TX
(979) 846-0400
TownePlace Suites
1300 University Dr E,
College Station, TX
(979) 260-8500:
Courtyard by Marriott
3939 State Highway 6 S,
College Station, TX
(979) 695-8111
Vineyard Court
1500 George Bush Dr E,
College Station, TX
(979) 693-1220
Motel 6
2327 Texas Ave S,
College Station, TX
(979) 696-3379

For more lodging options, click here


College Station has a small airport -Easterwood- serviced by American Eagle or Continental Express. College Station is located about one hour and forty-five minutes northwest of Houston or east of Austin, Texas. You may want to fly to Houston or Austin and rent a car, or fly directly into Easterwood Airport.


View Rudder Tower, 301-399 Joe Routt Blvd College Station, TX 77840 in a larger map

Check In

Participants may check in between 8:30 and 9:00 am on the first training day in Rudder Tower 701, Texas A & M University.

Meals & Other Expenses

A light breakfast and lunch as well as snacks will be provided each day. Dinners will be on your own. Dinner prices in town range from $10 to $35 dollars a day.  Click here for restaurants in Bryan/College Station


Movies: Child/Senior/Student $4.50 and Adult $5.50 Click here for details
Special Attraction: Visit Aggieland
Click here for excursions in Bryan/College Station

City Map

Click here for a PDF file of Bryan and College station map that includes accommodation, point of interest, Texas A&M University, Northgate Entertainment District, and Historic Downtown Bryan

Application Process

To apply to attend this year’s DTI, complete the form online before May 29th. Applications will be reviewed shortly after being received. Payment can be made only after receiving the acceptance email. Space is limited and granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Email Dr. Marisa Suhm at to receive an application or call 979-862-2003 for more information.


  • Texas A & M System Faculty or Staff: $300.00
  • Non System Participants: $350.00
  • Cost includes all materials, light breakfast, snacks, and lunch

Forms of Payment

  • Check made out to Diversity Training Institute- TAMU
  • Inter-departmental transfer (for Texas A&M employees) to account # 250307 to the attention of Kimberly Heslip MS# 1121

The Department of Multicultural Services welcomes you to the the Diversity Training Institute” . If you require an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Dr. Marisa Suhm at to communicate your needs. Early notification is encouraged, and a request two weeks before the event you plan to attend will facilitate the provision of a reasonable accommodation 

Time Commitment and Expectations

DTI is a three-day training program. Due to the nature of this institute, and the importance of group cohesiveness, participants are expected to take part in all institute activities, and commit to it full-time. We expect that you participate fully and contribute to the Diversity Institute with your training or diversity experiences.


A big part of the DTI is sharing experiences and resources. If you have sessions, videos, films, books, activities, or articles that you have used and liked, we encourage you to bring them. We will provide the time to share.

DTI Faculty

Dr. Marisa Suhm- DTI Director
Dr. Dianne Kraft- Topic: Ageism
Dr. LaQueta Wright- Topic: Race, Class & Gender

Past DTI Events

2012 DTI Photos
2010 DTI Photos
2007 DTI Photos

This information has been provided to assist you in preparing for a most enjoyable and successful conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Marisa Suhm with any questions.

Phone: (979) 862-2000
Fax: (979) 862 2640
Email: Marisa Suhm