Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs leads and supports the College in interweaving diversity into the very fabric of our daily operation and into every aspect of our collegial practices. The office strives to create a welcoming environment for everyone by providing curricula and special programming that teach a fuller appreciation of the uniqueness among diverse groups.
Latest Multicultural News
Asian-Americans Packing On Political Muscle
May 22, 2015The Asian-American population will grow 74 percent by 2040, but the number of this racial group’s registered voters will more than double, according to a new report. “This could be a game changer,” the report states. “Not only will Asian-Americans be a politically influential voting bloc in select areas, they have the potential to be the margin of victory in critical swing vote states during the next six presidential elections.”
Asian American Groups File Complaint Against Harvard
May 18, 2015A coalition of more than 60 Asian American organizations filed an official federal complaint against Harvard University on Friday. The coalition requested that Harvard be the subject of a civil rights violation investigation on the basis of what the coalition is calling discriminatory admissions practices. At a press conference held Friday afternoon, coalition leaders said that holistic, race-based admissions policies hold Asian American students to higher standards than all other racial or ethnic groups. They called on Ivy League schools to eliminate the consideration of race in admissions decisions. In addition, the coalition said that Harvard University has an unlawful quota for the number of Asian American students it will admit.
A Wave of Hispanic Students Reshapes a Historically Black College
May 18, 2015Cinco de Mayo is a low-key celebration at Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black institution that began in the late 1800s to educate freed slaves and their children. But it has taken on a more personal significance for a growing number of students at this small, private institution where one in five students today is Hispanic