Office of Multicultural Student Services

Special & Annual Events

Community Education Excursion – On the community education excursion, Lewis University students engage with community leaders to learn about educational programs, economic development and the role of culture and faith in the growth and progress of historically marginalized populations. The excursion is composed of a series of visits which have a strong historical involvement in educating and empowering the voice of the community.

Diversity Week – Diversity Week is an annual week of programs and events sponsored by Multicultural Student Services in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff of the University. The week’s activities are designed to bring the campus community together in unity in order to celebrate the rich diversity amongst our educational environment.

Heritage Month Celebrations - Commemorates heritage celebrations such as Black History Month, Latino/a Heritage Month, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) History Month, Native American Heritage Month, and Women’s History Month. Calendar of Events/Upcoming Programs.

Multicultural and International Graduation Recognition Reception to Multicultural End of Year Reception – This event is held at the end of each academic year (in April) and recognizes the achievements of underrepresented minority graduating students. In addition, Executive Board members for the Black Student Union and the Latin American Student Organization who have served as leaders will be acknowledged and celebrated. A presentation of scholarships also take place. The reception features a keynote speaker where invited guests (i.e. family, friends, university departments both academic and non-academic) are addressed and entertained by student performances.

Unity Dialogue - Unity Dialogue occurs monthly and includes the organizations that are advised by Multicultural Student Services (i.e. Black Student Union, Gay Straight Alliance, Latin American Student Organization, and Lewis University Gospel Choir). The meetings allow students to share information, engage in dialogue, and discuss their experiences as a unified front.