The Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention facilitates the engagement of differences in a comprehensive manner that allows students, faculty and staff to learn from one another and to recognize the diversity of perspectives, experiences and cultures that exist within the University community, the surrounding community and the nation.
We aim to enhance multicultural competencies across campus by providing the University community with broad opportunities for cross-cultural engagement and dialogue. This is crucial to the success of the entire student body in our increasingly global environment.
We offer a broad range of curricular and co-curricular programming that provides intentional opportunities to engage with differences that fuel intellectual growth, thus deriving the educational benefits of diversity by creating avenues for intense dialogue and rigorous analysis and by fostering mutually beneficial interactions among the University community.
Multicultural Education Week
Held each semester, Multicultural Education Week is designed to celebrate diverse backgrounds and spark conversations around important topics. Highlights include featured speakers, panel discussions, a pop-up coffeehouse and a closing festival.