Mission Statements and Student Learning Outcomes
Cross Cultural Centers
Consistent with the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission, the Cross Cultural Centers are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community where individuals advocate for the respect of the human dignity of all people. Striving to form people who are committed to living their lives for and with others, the Centers offer opportunities for awareness, education, and dialogue on issues related to diversity, identity, privilege, oppression, equity, and justice.
The Multicultural Center promotes intercultural learning and celebrates and honors diversity to foster an inclusive community. The Center engages students in the development of knowledge, awareness, and skills about multiculturalism, cultural competence, and advocacy for marginalized populations to live and thrive in a diverse and global world.
Student Learning Outcomes
As a result in engaging in opportunities offered by the Cross Cultural Centers, students will:
- Develop a deeper awareness and appreciation of their own cultures, identities, and experiences and recognize how they shape our views of the world and of others;
- Cultivate an awareness of and appreciation for a diverse breadth of cultures, identities, and experiences to become supportive and informed allies for each other;
- Increase one’s understanding of and ability to address microaggressions, implicit bias, and non-inclusive language;
- Recognize and understand the individual, institutional, and structural aspects of privilege, discrimination, and oppression, including the role of intersecting identities;
- Acquire leadership skills, particularly with regards to advocating for inclusion and equity for individuals and groups, especially those historically underrepresented, marginalized, and/or oppressed;
- Connect curricular learning with co-curricular education, especially related to feminism, diversity, equity, and inclusion; and
- Identify and understand how to access resources, both on and off campus, for support and advocacy.