Programs and Services

The Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention is located in Walgreen Hall, Room 183 (administrative wing). Students are invited to stop by at any time to hang out, watch TV or use our printer. We can help you navigate the sometimes-confusing needs associated with being a college student. Come learn how we can connect you with other caring staff, faculty and students across campus.

Cultural Competency Development Workshops

We offer various cultural competency development workshops that can be tailored to your available time, audience and program needs. For more information, or to schedule a cultural competency development workshop, email

Multicultural Education Week

Multicultural Education Week is designed to promote interaction among individuals from diverse backgrounds so that they may learn from each other. Multicultural Education Week is held each year in February. To request inclusion of an event, service or group, email

Multicultural Leadership Retreat

The Multicultural Leadership Retreat is a weekend event for up to 50 students who want to enhance and hone their skills as leaders by learning more about culturally competent leadership. Students accomplish the goals of building leadership skills and advancing cultural competency through self-knowledge activities, group discussions and team building exercises. 

"I Believe I Can" Mentorship Program

Offered to all first-year students, this informal mentorship program helps to guide students through their transition to the Salve Regina community. Participants have the opportunity to meet successful student leaders who can provide them with social and academic mentorship and guidance.

Living Learning Community

Students live in an inclusive community dedicated to promoting the understanding of difference, celebrating diversity and purposefully sharing unique experiences with the rest of the campus community. Residents participate in structured, educational discussions and enjoy exclusive programming specifically designed to engage their individual interests. By connecting educational and residential environments, students interact with faculty, staff and other students in a practical learning environment outside of the traditional classroom context.

Civil Rights Bus Tour

Students visit iconic locations of the civil rights movement and meet with people who participated in the key events of the time. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the power of protest and the ways in which courage and a deep commitment to social justice mark the participants in this movement, both black and white.

Certified Allies for the LGBT Community

Safe space and ally certification is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to raise awareness of the LGBT community and become qualified to take appropriate action when peers or students are in crisis. Ally certification is offered at least once per year, typically during Multicultural Education Week.