About the Multicultural Center

Mission

Consistent with the University’s Catholic and Jesuit tradition, the Multicultural Center aims to foster a campus climate that encourages all students to live, learn, and thrive in a diverse and global world.

Goals

  • Foster a community of citizens who boldly embrace diverse backgrounds, and appreciate the intersection of multiple cultural identities
  • Serve as a resource and advocate to traditionally underrepresented populations
  • Maintain a positive campus climate grounded in multicultural competence and intercultural communication
  • Encourage citizens to challenge existing prejudices toward different cultural groups
  • Provide a safe and welcoming space for students to articulate themselves authentically and appropriately

Learning Outcomes

As a result of their participation in diversity education, leadership development, intercultural interaction, and advocacy offered by the Multicultural Center, students will:

  • Understand the fundamental components of multicultural competence (knowledge, awareness, and skill)
  • Develop an deeper appreciation for their own cultural identities
  • Realize the various degrees of racial, religious, socioeconomic and gender privilege that exist in society
  • Reflect on the social implications of their current and evolving multicultural status
  • Identify ways to function as an ally/advocate for historically underrepresented populations backgrounds
  • Become globally aware citizens who are well-versed in historic and contemporary international topics
  • Engage in purposeful dialogue designed to explore the dynamics of difference