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
University of California to Add ‘Gender-Neutral’ Restrooms
October 1, 2014Responding to concerns raised by gay and transgender students and employees, University of California President Janet Napolitano directed the system’s 10 campuses on Monday to create more gender-neutral restrooms and to allow students to update their records with a preferred name that does not necessarily match their legal name. The two actions respond to recommendations from a task force that started meeting before Napolitano assumed the president’s job a year ago Tuesday and which she has expanded into an ongoing advisory group to come up with suggestions for how the university can be more LGBT-inclusive.
New Center Seeks to Boost Knowledge, Interest in Hispanic-Serving Institutions
October 1, 2014Seeking to address a gap in knowledge about Hispanic-serving colleges nationwide, a leading research group in Tuesday launched a virtual data center to provide key information about these institutions as well as promising practices in serving Latino students. The Hispanic-Serving institutions Center for Policy and Practice, or HSI-CP will provide researchers, university leaders and the general public with accessible information on Latinos in higher education, said leaders at Excelencia in Education, a Washington, D.C., organization that unveiled the project.
Colleges Urged to Take Advising of Underrepresented Students to Deeper Level
September 9, 2014In order to help underrepresented students thrive in college, faculty and administrators must go beyond advising and instead teach students to master the “hidden curriculum” at their respective institutions. That is the argument that University of St. Thomas faculty mentoring consultant Buffy Smith made during a recent talk about helping low-income, minority and first-generation college students adjust to the cultural shifts that await them in the world of higher education.
Movie and Discussion-Half of a Yellow Sun
October 6, 2014
Discussion : Americanah
October 8, 2014
Civil rights leader Rev. Jim Lawson To Speak on the Civil Rights Act of 1964
October 9, 2014