Black History Month BHM is a small but necessary tool dedicated to recognize the struggles of black men
and women destined to overcome the bitterness of slavery. A number of events are hosted
during the month that include guest speakers, award ceremonies, artistic expressions,
exhibits, etc. Past speakers have included: Nikki Giovanni, Harry Belofonte, Stephen
A. Smith, Tavis Smiley, Judge Greg Mathis, and Spike Lee.
Diversity Ambassador Program A new program geared toward diversity, inclusion, and the education of different cultural
organizations on campus. Students participant in a series of workshops/trainings that
include topics such as stereotypes, power and privilege, LGBTQ, and feminism. For
more information and/or how to become a Multicultural Ambassador, view the DAP information webpage.
Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated on September 15 through October 15. HHM represents
the independence of five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, and Nicaragua. Throughout the month, a number of activities and events are
held in order to promote awareness of Hispanic culture.
Multicultural Festival The purpose of the festival is to assist in eliminating social ignorance through cultural
awareness and education. Organizations bring food and other cultural artifacts for
students to experience. Additionally, several student organizations perform cultural
dances, songs, and monologues.
Multicultural Mixer Held each year during the fall semester, the Multicultural Mixer is a social gathering
for organizations to recruit new members.
Multicultural Student Leaders Retreat Executive board members of multicultural organizations are invited to attend the annual
Multicultural Student Leaders Retreat which is held the week prior to the beginning
of the fall semester. Students receive information about policies and procedures of
being an RSO and are able to plan for the upcoming year.
Tiger Success Institute The Suder Foundation, in collaboration with Northern Arizona University and The University
of Memphis, invites first-generation students to participate in the Tiger Success
Institute and become a First-Generation Ambassador. Undergraduate students at all
class levels are encouraged to apply.