Created in 2007 to encourage dialogue around issues of power and oppression, The Got Privilege? series attracts between 60 – 125 students, faculty, and staff each year. The Got Privilege? series, which occurs in November of each year, are a series of panels made up of faculty, staff, and students to address and explore what privilege is (unearned, institutionalized, invisible, power, and oppressive) and what one can “do” with their unearned advantages.
English Conversation Table
Our English Conversation Table brings non-English speakers together with native English speakers. The primary goal of this weekly event is is for non-native English speakers to use English more naturally in everyday situations and learn more about oral English, US American culture, and to be a part of The Diversity Center community.
Taste of Tacoma
Come and nourish your soul and join the dCenter as we travel to various places in the Tacoma and Seattle area to sample food from different cultures.
Queer Student Retreat
The Queer Student Retreat is a gathering for PLU students who identify as LGBT to build community, engage in meaningful conversation, and explore issues of identity
Tunnel of Oppression
Created in the early 1990s at Western Illinois University, Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive tool that seeks to creatively address social injustice. Participants are taken on guided torus of various exhibits that depict issues of oppression in society. In 2009, The dCenter, Student Involvement and Leadership, and Residential Life sponsored PLU’s first Tunnel event. Tunnel is made possible by a team of 50 student volunteers who take responsibility for creating and facilitating Tunnel exhibits. Exhibits focus on a variety of systematic oppression, such as heterosexism, human trafficking, intimate partner violence, and torture.