EXPLORaider (formerly the Multicultural Retreat) is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to experience the blended cultures of the United States. Students along with faculty and staff from the University travel to metropolitan areas to be immersed in the unique diversity our destination cities offer. In addition, the EXPLORaider gives students an opportunity to share with others their own uniqueness and individual identity as well as to engage in dialogue with others from the campus community.
On the retreat, students, faculty, and staff engage in group-building, intellectual and recreational activities and discuss concepts of diversity, culture, and their impact and influence within American society. In addition, an adequate amount of free time is incorporated into the retreat for students to break into smaller groups to explore local places of interest; fellowshipping with retreat and local residents; catching dinner in stylish ethnic restaurants; and visiting brilliant museums, exhibits, and other attractions. There is also a service component of the trip that allows participants to positively impact the areas visited.