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Multicultural and Leadership Development Center

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. 


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.


  • Provide Optimal Experiences

  • Empower Through Education

  • Act with Integrity to Protect, Advocate, and Sustain

  • Positive Disregard to the Conventional

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. 


  • Self-Discovery & Empowerment

  • Mutual Respect

  • Globally Engaged Stewards

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Cross Cultural Communication

  • Resiliency


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. 

  • Leadership Principles

  • Self-Discovery & Empowerment

  • Community Dynamics

  • Globally Engaged Stewards


  • Meet the MLD Team

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.

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Contact Details

Multicultural & Leadership Development

Cohen Student Union 255

10501 S. FGCU Blvd. S.

Ft. Myers, FL 33965
239-590-7990 | Contact Us

Office Hours
Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.  | Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.