Pictured above: Culture & Justice Club Presidents and Vice President at the Fall 2011 Leadership Retreat
The Multicultural Programs Office is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and is located in the Student Union Building. The office is open to the entire CLU community as both an educational and a supportive resource.
The mission of the CLU Multicultural Programs Office is to provide the CLU learning community with educational opportunities and multicultural programming that fosters an appreciation for diversity, that increases an understanding of issues of social justice, and that enhances cross-cultural competency and campus inclusiveness while encouraging underrepresented student retention.
Engage: convince students to participate in their own cultural learning and leadership development.
Educate - Facilitate student learning about themselves, others, and the world
Encourage - Stimulate and inspire students to take positive action
Empower - Give students the authority to initiate programs, initiate changes, and to make decisions
Enable - Give students the tools needed to succeed
Annual Cultural Events & Celebrations:
Multicultural Programs and International Student Services welcome collaborations with faculty, other offices, clubs, and organizations to present a variety of cultural events and celebrations throughout the academic year. As interests change, new events are added and others before fond memories according to the needs of the community. In addition to the events listed, we are always interested in supporting and participating in events implemented by others across the campus.
Multicultural and International New Student Reception - The Monday evening before the start of classes each fall.
International Chapel Service - November
World's Fair - November (in conjunction with USW)
Coming Out Day - October (in conjunction with GSA)
Dia de los Muertos - November (in conjunction with LASO)
Kwanzaa - December (in conjunction with NAACP Saturday School, BSU, and Afro-Centric Committee of Ventura County)
Las Posadas - December (in conjunction with LASO and Campus Ministries)
Hanukkah - December (in conjunction with Hillel)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapel Service and Peace Pole Rededication - January (in conjunction with Campus Ministries)
Chinese New Year - On the actual day (or the Friday preceding if it falls on a weekend)
Black History Month - February (in conjunction with the BSU)
St. Patrick's Day - On the actual day (or the Friday preceding if it falls on a weekend)
Caezar Chevez Day - On the actual day (or the Friday preceding if it falls on a weekend)
Festival de Encuentros Week - April (in conjunction with LASO)
Pride Week - April (in conjunction with GSA)
Hip Hop Showcase - April (in conjunction with H2O)