Education & Training

The Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to provide interactive programs and comprehensive services that heighten the University’s commitment to diversity. In partnership with several key offices and academic units, the Office offers the following to accomplish this charge:

  • Contemporary Issues Forums
    These open forums present an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to discuss and debate current hot topics around multiculturalism that most us are already considering but not deliberating publicly.
  • Kaleidoscope Peer Education Program
    A dynamic peer education program using an intergroup dialogue model to create communities of learners around issues of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice.
  • The ROOTS Institute
    The R.O.O.T.S. Institute is an interactive, educational and fun retreat focusing on engaging in deep dialogue on topics of diversity in the service of social justice. The aim is to use our different experiences in an increasingly multicultural society to both understand how the dynamics of power and privilege affect our lives at the personal, group and systemic levels and to develop strategies to deal with oppression in our own lives.
  • Training, Skill Development and Special Topic Presentations
    A wide range of training and skill development presentations for in-depth exploration of issues of social justice, intercultural communication and leadership.
  • Safe Zone
    SafeZone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQ students.