Multicultural affairs and diversity education
The vision of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education includes the achievement of true integration as shared power, building respect for distinct cultures, and the infusion of various perspectives in decision-making and problem solving.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education provides support for the psychological, emotional, social and academic adjustment of minority students to college life. The Academic Excellence Program and Women United are only a couple of examples of the opportunities available for students to discuss issues, share concerns, and obtain support.
The Office of Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education serves as the coordinating agency for a wide range of multicultural organizations where students can share cultures and experiences, gain leadership experience, and enhance skills, such as goal setting, planning, and teamwork.
The office serves as a resource on diversity issues for the entire campus, and promotes understanding of diversity among minority and majority students, faculty, administrators and staff. Building Bridges is an interactive program whose goal is to facilitate communication and collaboration among students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. A multi-ethnic team of student associates visits classes and other groups to share their personal experiences and lead discussions.
special celebrations and events
Several MLK events are held throughout the academic year to promote Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and dream of social justice. The Annual Minority Student Recognition Dinner is held in the spring semester to recognize minority students for their achievements in academics, leadership, service, and sports. The office also supports cultural celebrations, such as:
- Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
- National Native American Heritage Month (November 1- November 30)-
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (January)
- Black History Month (February)
- Women's History Month (March)
- Asian Heritage Month (May)
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education maintains information and application forms for two scholarship opportunities and provides other scholarship resources.
Rogers J. Laugand III
Director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education
412 Becht Hall
1 814 393 1908