Empowering Leaders and Embracing Diversity
We cultivate a campus-wide community that celebrates diversity, empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthens their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develops leadership skills.
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We nurture culturally responsive stewards through the power of conscientious service, social justice, and inclusive leadership.
We use the strength of education, to transform lives through self-discovery and empowerment. We seek to inspire actions that promote community, inclusion, and social responsibility utilizing solution-focused thinking.
Come experience The Center, an authentic place where you can find a home and guidance in your continuous journey of growth into a better version of yourself.
Educational Priority: Active participation in Multicultural Development experiences result in advocacy for social justice and global stewardship. Individuals will develop skills for lifelong learning that leads them on a journey of self-discovery to increase their awareness, understanding, and appreciation for cultural differences.
Educational Priority: As a result of active participation in Leadership Development experiences, individuals will develop holistically to transform communities by serving as ethical and tenacious leaders of today.
“The Multicultural and Leadership Development Center cultivates a campus-wide community, which celebrates diversity, empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthens students’ understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develops students’ leadership skills."
— Dr. Christopher Blakely | Director of Multicultural and Leadership Development
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Designed for You | Our Students
The Multicultural and Leadership Development Center exists to educate, challenge and support students in leadership development and appreciating diversity. We accomplish this by providing high-impact programs and retreats that address intellectual growth, personal leadership styles, understanding of self, effective communication, community building, exploring social identities, multicultural competencies, career readiness and inclusive excellence.
Visit us — we will empower you and give you the confidence to soar as a leader.
Spotlight | Beyond The Lines
Beyond the Lines is a weekend retreat geared towards understanding and empowering students to learn more about different cultures and identities. With social justice in mind, students will become more knowledgeable about oppression, privilege, microaggressions, and ways to create positive change and promote inclusivity on campus.