Intercultural Affairs

Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Community

Office of Intercultural Affairs

The Office of Intercultural Affairs, located in Dahlstrom Student Center, coordinates events and programs that enhance the College’s diversity education efforts and support students from all backgrounds. In addition, our office works to enhance the College’s efforts to recruit and retain historically under-represented groups of students.

Trips, speakers, and social programs are among the events listed on our office’s calendar as we work toward providing programs aimed at supporting students of diverse backgrounds.

The office also advises six student organizations: The Multicultural Student Association (MSA), P.R.I.D.E., The LGBTQA+ Resource Center, KC Steppers, H.E.R.O, and the Women’s Center Resource Group. These organizations work to promote the College’s diversity philosophy, and are committed to the values and ideals of human dignity, equality, autonomy, and ethical conduct.

Heritage Months

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15: Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18.

November: Native American Indian

What began at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the First Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States has resulted in the month of November being designated for that purpose. National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated to recognize the intertribal cultures and to educate the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.

February: Black History

Black History Month is an annual remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora.

March: Women's History

In 1987, March was declared the Women’s History Month, recognizing women from all walks of life regardless of their caste, color, creed, culture and age for their valuable contributions towards our shared history.

May: Asian Pacific American

May is Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month—a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. On October 5, 1978, President signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration.

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