The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) fosters an inclusive and welcoming environment on campus for systemically underrepresented student populations at Davidson College.

The Center pursues this goal by providing direct support services, educational programming and community building opportunities within and across social groups.

While the Center engages all students, faculty and staff in diversity, inclusion and equity efforts on campus, specific support is offered to the following student populations*:

  • Students of color - students from underrepresented and systemically marginalized based on racial and ethnic identities.
  • Students of diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTQ) - students who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, queer, asexual, intersex, etc.).
  • First-generation students - students who are the first to attend a higher education institution in their family.
  • Undocumented students - student attending college within the United States who hold an nonimmigrant or undocumented status.

*The Center for Diversity and Inclusion acknowledges the challenges of language when categorizing the social identity. The Center is committed to continually reviewing the terminology to best represent the above groups in the language that best reflects and affirms their individual and collective identities.

Student Organizations

Davidson has more than 200 student organizations on campus. Students have created a range of student organizations that address culture, diversity, gender and sexuality topics.

Culture & Diversity Organizations

Gender & Sexuality Organizations


LGBTQ Resources The Center for Diversity and Inclusion provides a number of resources and networks for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual and/or ally (LGBTQIA+) students.

Undocumented & DACA Resources Davidson College continues to expand its resources and expertise in supporting the development and education of undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.


Community Spaces Davidson offers community spaces open for student use. These spaces include the Lavender Lounge, The Spencer Weinstein for Community and Justice, and The Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Peer Support Through the STRIDE and Posse programs, The Center for Diversity and Inclusion aims to create community and meaningful mentorship within the student populations it supports.

Bias or Hate Incident Response Davidson College is an institution of higher learning and is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the community. We encourage those who have experienced bias or hate incidents to report them.

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