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Justin and Darrianne Christian Center for Diversity and Inclusion

5 W. Hanna Street 

Our spaces at the Center for Diversity and Inclusion offer a unique opportunity to student groups, university departments, and students to host events from reserving a board-room and sitting areas for cooking and food-based events to hosting a karaoke or other event.  

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  white board 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

Fall, Winter, Spring and May term hours:

Day of the WeekOpenSwipe Access
Monday-Thursday  8am-5pm             5pm - 12 am           
Friday 8am-5pm 5pm-10pm
Saturday - 10am-10pm
Sunday - 10am-12am

These hours posted on the CDI entrances.

These hours are adjusted during breaks.

For information about the CDI including break hours or making reservations, please email the CDI Building Manager, Ms. Teresa Roberts. 


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.