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CDI staff is available 8:30 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday via phone, email, Google Meet & Google Hangouts, and other platforms. 

Holbrook Hankinson, PhD

Executive Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion

E |holbrookhankinson@depauw.edu

T | 765-658-4065 


Joseph Harris

Assistant Director of the Center for Diversity & Inclusion

E | josephharris@depauw.edu

T | 765-658-4850


Beth Haymaker

Interim International Student Services Specialist

E | elizabethhaymaker@depauw.edu 

T |  765 658 4850 


Troyanna Jefferson

Office Manager for the Center for Diversity & Inclusion

E | troyannajefferson@depauw.edu

T | 765-658-4850


CDI Access Starting Fall 2021:

For information about the CDI, including break hours or making reservations, please contact Troyanna Jefferson (troyannajefferson@depauw.edu). 

The CDI will be closed during all official university breaks.

*Students and Staff access only

DayTimeType of Access

Monday - Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm



5:00pm - 12:00am (midnight)

Swipe Access



8:00am- 12:00am (midnight)

Swipe Access



8:00am- 12:00am (midnight)

Swipe Access



Our spaces at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion offer a unique opportunity for student groups, university departments, and individual students to host events. Some of the options include, but are not limited to, reserving the board-room for meetings, the kitchen for cooking and food-based events. The atrium has been reserved for game nights, presentations and luncheons. 

Please visit the CDI Room Reservation Procedures and Usage Policy for additional information regarding our spaces and the expectations for reserving rooms at the CDI.

Types of Spaces Available for Reservation:

  1. Lounging Space

Room NumberRoom NameCapacityDescription

Room 101

Flewellen West Media Lounge


Tech ready and soft furniture

Room 117

Jason Asbury and Dave Smith East Media Lounge


Tech ready and soft furniture

  1. Meeting Space

Room NumberRoom NameCapacityDescription

Room 109

Lawrence E. and Judith A. Young


Atrium area with  4 rounds, 20 chairs and a 70’ presentation screen 

Room 200

Multi-Purpose Room


4 tables and sink

Room 202



Mobile  whiteboard and 60’ flat panel display

Room 205



Tech ready with a 60’ flat panel display

Room 211B

Group Space


Workstation with copy machine

  1. Outdoor Space

Room NumberRoom NameCapacityDescription


Multi-Purpose Basketball Court


North side of the CDI


SMulti-PurpS        Social Patio


Patio chairs and benches

  1. Salon Space - Required Vendor Agreement

Room NumberRoom NameCapacityDescription

Room 209



Beauty Shop

Room 210

Barber Shop


Barber Shop

  1. Dining Room/ Kitchen Space - Required CDI Kitchen Agreement Check-List

Room NumberRoom NameCapacityDescription

Room 108

Dining Room   Dining Room


Tech ready with a 60’ flat panel display and large dining room table

Room 113



2 sinks, 2 stoves, 2 microwaves, 2 dishwashers,  eat-in kitchen



Association of African American Students House

307 Seminary

When Classes are in session:

Monday-Thursday:  9am-12am
Saturday-Sun 10:00am-12:00am

Summer Hours: Closed.


Dorothy Brown Cultural Resource Center

The University's Cultural Resource Center, which was located at 314 East Hanna Street, was named in honor of Dorothy Brown. Born in Tennessee, Mrs. Brown moved to Greencastle in her teen years. She excelled in academics and track and received a bachelor of science degree in education and then a master of science in school administration from Indiana State University. 

Mrs. Brown was the first African-American to teach in Greencastle schools and served as principal of Ridpath School; she taught in DePauw's education department from 1986-89. Mrs. Brown was appointed the Assistant Dean of Students for Minority Affairs by DePauw President Robert Bottoms in 1986.  She is credited with being the first director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

In 1998, a group of student activists founded the Student Coalition for Awareness, Revolution and Education (S.C.A.R.E.) formed to address concerns among members of the Independent Council, Association of African-American Students, and United DePauw. In 1999, SCARE expanded to include the Coalition for Women’s Concerns (which would later become FMLA and Feminista!), The Hawaii Club, ASIA Club, Hispanos Unidos (which would later be named the Committee for Latino Concerns) and requested group housing in Anderson Street Hall. 

The floor lounges became meeting rooms for United DePauw (Queer Center), CLC (Latina/o Lounge), CWC (Gender Room & Resource Library or GRRL Room), and Hawaii Club (currently, Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative, AAPI) &ASIA Club (Asian American Resource Center).  In Fall 2004, the DePauw University Women’s Center was founded and became the repository of the materials from the GRRL Room.  Four years later, the Queer Center, CLC space and PanAsia were relocated to individual apartments in a five unit apartment building which was renovated and named in honor of grassroots activist and community leader, Dorothy Brown.  Students were hired to live in the apartments and serve as “Resident Interns”-- responsible for providing programming and building oversight.  In 2010, the International Student Center—a space dedicated for student use, began calling the first floor of Dorothy Brown “home”.  

Still active in many local organizations, Mrs. Brown has lectured and been discussion leader for many multicultural programs and community initiatives. 

AAAS House

African-Americans were first admitted to DePauw in the 1870’s (the first Black graduate was Tucker G. Wilson in 1888), and our early history includes notable graduates such as Percy Julian ‘20—“DePauw’s most famous scientist”, and Vernon Jordan ‘57.  However, retention and full-inclusion of African-American students has been an ongoing concern in our campus history. 

In 1968, the Association of African-American Students was founded and in 1969 they issued a “manifesto”-- which included four demands, the first of which was “a black student union house”.  In response to the first demand, the university gave students temporary access to Locust Manor-- a small dorm where the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media now stands, but the building that would become the first official AAAS House was 908 S. Locust, dedicated in 1981. 

In 1988, AAAS moved to a four bedroom house on 418 Anderson Street.  A few years later (Spring 2001) AAAS had outgrown 418 Anderson and renovations to the new Rector Village created an opportunity for another move, this time to its larger location at 310 Hanna Street. In 2016 the AAAS house were asked to move to the temporary Cultural Resource Center House with all other identity based organizations as the university began building the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. In the Fall of 2017 the AAAS Office and Lounge opened in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. In Spring of 2017 AAAS created a list of demands, one of which requested the return of the AAAS House. In the Fall of 2018 the AAAS house was reestablished and is now located on 307 Seminary and houses two live-in interns selected by AAAS executive board.