Mission of the Office of Multicultural Programs
The mission of the Office of Academic Multicultural Programs is to provide programs and services designed to encourage cultural, academic, social personal growth and understanding among the Adrian College community, International students and students of color.
The Office also coordinates a number of educational field trips to the National Arab American, Holocaust and the Charles Wright African American Museums to afford students an opportunity to learn about the history of one another.
The Office partners with several AC student organizations and departments to promote cultural awareness and understanding of the campus community. Through these partnerships, we hope that students will be encouraged to participate in these programs so they may enjoy a rich, rewarding and holistic college experience.
In keeping with hits mission, the Office works in collaboration with various departments, student and community organizations to celebrate cultural experiences such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday activities, the Global Food Festival, the Women’s Diversity Conference, International Student Week, as well as various ethnic/cultural month celebrations.
Furthermore, the office seeks to implement the following Adrian College Ribbons of Excellence through its programs and services to all students:
- Caring for Humanity and the World: making socially responsible decisions, providing service to local and global communities, interacting positively with persons of diverse cultures and backgrounds
- Learning Throughout a Lifetime: continuing to ask important questions, pursuing knowledge in each new age, remaining open to new learning experiences
- Thinking Critically: developing critical habits of mind, exploring multiple points of view, raising thoughtful questions, identifying problems and solutions
- Crossing Boundaries and Disciplines: developing literacy in multiple fields, personifying the liberal arts experience, making connections across disciplines