In fall 2015, a student leader named Talia Avalos envisioned the creation of a space that celebrates diversity where underrepresented students have a place to go and feel at home. In spring 2016, that student led the charge and created a student initiative and requested funding to have a Diversity Coordinator and Student Diversity Center (SDC). The S&A Fee Committee approved the budget proposal in April 2016 and approved to build the SDC to be completed in fall 2017.
The Diversity Coordinator was hired in fall 2016 and the temporary SDC was founded shortly thereafter. The doors officially opened in September, 2016 in SAC 141C. The SDC has grown every month since it opened, creating a wealth of Diversity programs, several workshops and trainings.
On October 9, 2017, the new SDC opened its doors in SAC 105.