Multicultural Programs & Initiatives

Multicultural Programs & Initiatives are offered at the University of Michigan-Dearborn to promote an inclusive environment. These initiatives support the exploration of difference and its relevance to the development and growth of our campus. 

We are passionate about fostering a safe and inclusive community for all and believe that an essential part of the college experience is learning about other cultures and identities. 

It's important to learn from one another and work together towards removing the racial, ethnic and cultural barriers that exist in our world.

College is the perfect opportunity to explore your own culture and be introduced to a new global perspective. 

The OSE also offers a programming space called the InCLUDE (2130 UC) which provides an environment where Inclusion, Community, Leadership, Understanding, Diversity & Education are paramount.

Signature Programs

  • Conversation on Race is a series designed to expound on the history, issues and topics relative to differences amongst ethnicities and cultures. Activites are structured in various ways to encourage open, honest communication on how our past reflects our present and how our present impacts our future. Scholars, renowned speakers and sometimes celebrities are featured as keynote speakers. Participating in such dialogue is a crucial part of being a member of this University and a citizen of this community.

  • Global Fest is an annual tradition held in March that uses food, music, entertainment and interactive activities to experience and celebrate cultural diversity on our campus. Together with all of the cultural and ethnic student organizations, the Office for Student Engagement provides an insight into global awareness and cross-cultural education. It is a flagship program that is made successful via student organization support and energy. 

Diversity Ambassadors

Diversity Ambassadors are dedicated University of Michigan-Dearborn leaders who empower and educate the campus community as diversity and social justice advocates. Diversity Ambassadors will work closely with the Coordinator for Diversity Programs and Office for Student Engagement to provide mentorship, education, and advocacy for the UM-Dearborn community. These students will strengthen our community through the outlets of relationship building, ally development, peer-to-peer education and leadership development with open forums, speaker series, field trips, and more! 

Click here for a Diversity Ambassador Application.