Diversity

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.

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

The hatred of Jews is real news (column)
November 2, 2018
The recent shooting attack on people attending services last Saturday morning in a Pittsburgh synagogue has not only left 11 dead, it has sent a shock wave throughout our nation and the world. This type of incident is not unfamiliar to the Jewish people at large, but it certainly is to American Jews who have been able to live a peaceful and assimilated co-existence with their fellow Americans from all racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds. Why does hate for the Jews, a people who constitute only .6 percent of the world’s population, continue to persist after thousands of years – especially since world history has documented, archived and communicated to millions the inhumanity and barbarianism of the Nazis and their strategized Holocaust?
More than half of Pa. public schools do not have a teacher of color
October 31, 2018
More than 60 years after the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, an analysis of state data shows persistently stark disparities between the racial composition of teachers and students in Pennsylvania’s schools — among the widest gaps in the country. Just 5.6 percent of Pennsylvania’s teachers are persons of color, compared to 33.1 percent of its students.
Research shows the risk of misgendering transgender youth
October 24, 2018
A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health demonstrates the power of affirming transgender youth’s identities: For each additional context (i.e., at home, school, work, or with friends) in which a transgender youth’s chosen name is used, their risk of suicidal behavior is reduced by more than half.