Student Diversity Advisory Council

Join Us!

Contact Jasmine Johnson to submit your application:

Jasmine Johnson, Program Coordinator
ATTN: Student Diversity Advisory Council
Email: [email protected]
Mail: 800 West Campbell Rd; AD 26
Office: AD 3.207



  • NOVEMBER 12th | 01:00 pm-02:00 pm

    Student Diversity Advisory Council Virtual Meeting. Location: Microsoft Teams

Past Events

The Department of Institutional Diversity Initiatives serves as a liaison to support the activities of the Student Advisory Council such as identifying meeting spaces, providing refreshments, facilitating communication between members and implementing the programs recommended by the student leaders.

The Purpose

The purpose of the advisory council is to provide the students' perspective, input and advice to the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. The council will address the elements of student diversity, concerns, activities and programs to increase awareness and understanding of each other, and to move beyond simple tolerance to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

  • To provide student perspectives on key school issues
  • To highlight major institutional diversity achievements and concerns at UT Dallas
  • To support new diversity programs, initiatives, and projects
  • To improve public perception of diversity at UT Dallas
  • To create effective communication with the multiple campus organizations at UT Dallas


Nicole Peters (President)

Nicole Peters

Nicole Peters is a speech pathology and child learning development double major in the graduating class of 2021. She is part of the UTD softball team, a Residential Life peer advisor, and a member of NSSLHA. She has really enjoyed being a part of SDAC and helping make a difference here at UTD. Her other hobbies include hanging out with her friends, playing sports and spending time with her family and pets at home in Allen.

Clayton Gabel (Vice President)

Clayton Gabel

Clayton Gabel is a sophomore pursuing Healthcare Studies major with a minor in Music. He enjoys making music, playing video games, and volunteering when he can.

Melanie Chida (Historian)

Melanie Chida

Melanie Chida is a junior majoring in Data Science and minoring in Music Performance. In addition to the SDAC, she is a member of Gamma Iota Sigma - Beta Phi and the Society of Women Engineers at UTD. Her hobbies include playing guitar, reading, D&D, and watching old movies.

Active Student Organizations

The group embraces the principle that diversity is essential to reaching higher levels of excellence in the multicultural, multi-ethnic and diverse character of the United States in the 21st century. For more information, those who are interested should contact Jasmine Johnson at [email protected].