Throughout the academic school year, our office hosts a series of programs for Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, American Indian History Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as well as help plan the activities for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. We also sponsor a pre-orientation program (Kaleidoscope) for our incoming minority and/or students of color in the fall. The Office also provides other programming as well, ranging from sexual awareness programs, World Aids Day and our Hispanic Food Festival to more basic programs such as our movie nights, and round table discussions as well as visiting and participating in programs and events at other institutions.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is involved in many activities through-out the year These activities are as follows:
- Kaledioscope - An early-arrival program for students of color designed to set expectations, allow students to connect with faculty, staff and other incoming students and boost confidence.
- Roundtable Discussions -- A free and open discussion for men and women of color on campus to voice their concerns over issues on campus.
- Hispanic Food Festival - A yearly tradition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with homemade food samplings from across Latin America and Spain.
- Homecoming/Alumni Tailgate - A yearly tradition welcoming back alumni to celebrate, participate and enjoy the company of new and old Mount Union students.
- Not Another Statistic Conference - The Student Diversity Council sponsors the conference that gives people an opportunity to come together and explore diversity.
- Speakers - Speakers have included Coach Herman Boone, Remember the Titans coach; Jamele Adams, Champion Slam poet and activist; Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Director at the Center for Higher Education Enterprise; Basheer Jones, Community Organizer and Activist.