Cultural Diversity Center
Most institutions of higher learning were founded and nurtured by groups of individuals from the same culture such as African American, Christian or European to name a few. The obvious result was that the institution reflected the culture of this group both in the classroom and in social events. Recognizing the need for diversity among students, many universities have sought to diversify their student body beyond their predominant cultural make up.
Programs directed at increasing recruitment and retention of diverse students have been implemented at most institutions. These programs include counselors to deal with cultural specific needs as well as student lounges designed to make the students feel comfortable. As a HBCU, our university established a Campus Diversity Program together with a
Students study, play video games, cards, board games and ping pong at the Center. They also play guitars, utilize computers and hold weekly meetings where they can gather in a comfortable environment.
The Center's staff provides counseling and guidance to the students in all areas - residential life, academic matters, and cultural concerns. Also, events are held which are designed to improve quality of life and enhance the overall collegiate experience of the participants. Staffed and equipped in summer 2004, the Center has made great strides in enriching the lives of MVSU's diverse student population.
SHOTS FROM RECENT EVENTS!
August 30, 2006: David Dunavent and Steven Webb
September 15, 2006: Levi Smith and the Icons Party
Jazzercise and Cindy Lauper
Neal Belmonte and Maria Del Guercio
GI Jane and some Crazy Soccer Fans
Selena and Neal
Erkel and Zach Penprase
Pregnant Britney Spears and Cindy Lauper
Tiny Tim and Soccer fan
Selena and Beyonce'
October 14, 2006: Kickball Tourney
Team 3 Runners up
October 14, 2006: Sharpie Party in the Royal Room
HAWAIIANS, B-BALL PLAYER, AND A BAG OF LEAVES
NURSE, NUDIST ON STRIKE, GYPSIE/PIRATE, AND A BAG OF LEAVES
BAPTIST COLLEGIATE MINISTRIES ORGANIZATION 2006