Diversity Programs and Organizations

SMU has more than 20 student organizations focused on diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion, with others representing specific denominations.

SMU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs offers students leadership development and social justice and cultural education. Programs include:

SMU's Women & LGBT Center empowers students to increase awareness and understanding of gender equity issues. Its goal is to eliminate barriers, diminish prejudices and create a supportive climate and space for all. Programs include:

  • Women’s Symposium, an annual forum that has examined topics of national interest since 1966.

    • Allies, training for faculty and staff who act as advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students.

    • LGBT Dialogue, a discussion and support group.

  • Violence Prevention Program, education on relationships and sexual assault prevention.