In its efforts to create awareness and sensitivity on campus, the Office of Multicultural Affairs strives to create a more inclusive learning campus climate for all students by sponsoring organized activities including:
- Multicultural Affairs ”Welcome to the Hill” Reception
- Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations
- Annual “Salsa on the Hill”
- Cultural Greek Organizations’ Annual Steppin’ and Strollin’
- Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat
- Cultural Senior Recruitment Day
- Native American Heritage Week
- Black History Month / Cross Cultural Program
- Women History Month
- Cesar Chavez Week
- Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
- Cinco de Mayo Parade
- Communiversity Cultural Program
- Cultural Poster presentations
Multicultural Affairs “Welcome to the Hill” Reception
Incoming students are invited to a welcome reception hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs to help begin their cultural and social transition to PVAMU, become familiar with our office, staff, and faculty, and connect with resources and key persons from across campus who can offer advising support during their time at PVAMU. Student leaders from all the cultural organizations are introduced to our new incoming students followed with dialogue on our expectations for and commitment to our students.
“Salsa on the Hill”
Students have the opportunity to interact on a fun social level in a dance class where they will learn Salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata, the most popular dances in the Hispanic/Latino culture. On the following week “Salsa on the Hill” will give students a chance to practice what they’ve learned in a real outdoor live setting with a Salsa Band performance.
Latin American and Caribbean Day
The festival is part of a series of events at PVAMU planned to highlight National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept 15 – October 15. Music, food, and information booths featuring the students and cultures that are emerging as a minority group in the United States are all part of of the free outdoor festival.
International Education week
During the International Education week we celebrate the diversity of cultures that the communities of International students bring collectively to PVAMU. International Education Week is celebrated with a full slate of events and activities that increase global understanding. Most of the events are hosted by the PVAMU cultural student organizations and feature a food festival, art exhibits, music performances, films and a fashion show highlighting the culture of many nations, as well educational presentations and display of flags.
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Expo Workshops
Consists of two weeks of events, talks, workshops, and movie screenings. Faculty and students offer an introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies through interactive workshops brought to the classrooms.
Multicultural Student Leadership Retreat
This day retreat is for all student leaders of multicultural organizations and OMA Volunteer Peer Mentors. It is a time to develop relationships with one another in order to work collaboratively during the school year.
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