At Immaculata, we want to create a campus community characterized by openness, sensitivity, and a willingness to value differences among individuals, groups, cultures, subcultures and differing perspectives. We believe your education at Immaculata should give you opportunities to learn about different cultures and perspectives, and we hope you will be eager to understand people and groups who differ from you.
The Office of Multicultural Awareness provides programs relating to different areas of multiculturalism and diversity. These programs include:
Multicultural Awareness Services
To increase the cultural competence of all students, we offer programs and activities intended to raise multicultural awareness and appreciation of diversity. We will deliver training and resources to address discrimination, bias, misconceptions, and stereotypes.
If you are a minority or underrepresented student, we want to provide a welcoming environment for you and connect you with campus resources, if you need them. We want to support you as you progress through your program and graduate.
Multicultural Advisory Consortium
The Multicultural Advisory Consortium gathers feedback from students to help generate ideas for more effective, educational and creative multicultural programming. Representatives from the African American Cultural Society, the Association for Latino Americans for America, the Inter-Fraternal Council, Residence Life staff, the Student Government Association and others meet once every other week to discuss social justice initiatives, present ideas for new multicultural programming and to network.
Cultural Celebration Months
We collaborate with various student clubs and departments to sponsor a variety of events that celebrate different cultures through food, music, and fun activities.
- Respect Week (held in October)
- Heritage Month (November)
- International Education Week (held in November)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January)
- Black History Month (February)
- Women’s History Month (March)
- Multicultural Celebration Week (April)
Diversity Speaker Series
This speaker series will engage the Immaculata community in a discussion of issues around a range of topics focusing on diversity and cultural awareness in the health professions.
Cultural Immersion Trips
Visit an educational exhibit, museum, or event to immerse yourself in a day-long cultural experience. Discussion and reflection will follow the experience. This is a great opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, explore something new and learn about various cultures.
Immaculata University seeks to foster a community that respects the dignity of the individual in the areas of age, gender, religion, ability, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and culture. All members of Immaculata University community are responsible for advancing an understanding of and a respect for diversity.