Student Diversity Initiatives (SDI) envisions a campus where proud, well-rounded and academically successful students are equipped with the skills necessary to advance social justice work through education, engagement and action. SDI includes the Multicultural Engagement Center and the Gender and Sexuality Center: Serving Women and LGBTQA Communities. SDI centers work with students to create safe spaces where they can pursue academic interests, develop leadership skills, and advocate for their communities. Through social justice education and community building, SDI programs empower students to challenge inequity, marginalization and injustice.
With over 20 years of work experience at UT Austin, Cristy Oliver joined Student Diversity Initiatives in November 2015. She supports the Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) and the Gender & Sexuality Center (GSC) as well as the Diversity Education Initiatives (DEI) team. She is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin and enjoys the working in the university environment. When she is not working, she enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her family and friends.