Office of Multicultural Affairs
Dialogue Programs

  •  Intersexions

     A Confidential Dialogue Group for Students Addressing: Relationships, Religion, Spirituality, Sexuality and Acceptance.

    Diversity and Equity Education Program (DEEP)

    Members of the Diversity and Equity Education Program (DEEP) are SU students who create and facilitate institutional activities focused on issues relating to gender, race, class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

    These activities include, but are not limited to, campus-wide programs and workshops and trainings focused on raising awareness, cultural sensitivity, and knowledge of equity issues. Applications to be a part of DEEP will be available during fall quarter 2012. Contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at x6070 for additional information. For questions contact Sabina Neem.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Programs and Diversity Month

    Seattle University's annual commemoration of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. includes a celebration of his life through the arts; a keynote address by a prominent orator; and other programs that take place throughout the month of January. For information about these programs, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at x6070.

    Cesar Chavez Celebration

    Seattle University's annual commemoration of the birthday of Cesar Chavez. includes a celebration of his life, and a keynote address by a prominent social justice advocate. For information about this program, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 206.296.6070.

    Connections Leadership Program

    The vision of the Connections Leadership Program is to create a signature program for development of committed, connected leaders of color who possess an awareness of self, group, and community, and who are empowered to effect sustainable change. CLP begins with a three-day immersion prior to Welcome Week each fall and continues with every-other-week cohort gatherings during Fall and Winter Quarters. For questions contact Juanita Jasso.

    Heritage Month Programs

    These campus-wide educational programs honor and explore the experiences of historically underrepresented groups (i.e., African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, women, and GLBTQ communities). For questions contact OMA at 206.296.6070.

    The Amazing R.A.C.E. Student Diversity Conference

    This conference will bring together college students from the Puget Sound region for a weekend of training and networking about diversity issues. The conference, which is being coordinated by a student planning committee, will take place at Seattle University February, 2012. Please contact OMA if you are interested in being a part of the committee. For questions contact OMA at 206.296.6070.

    Intergroup Dialogue Circles

    These eight-week dialogue groups bring together students to discuss privilege, oppression, and power in terms of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. For questions contact Monica Nixon.

    iGroup

    These identity-based groups will meet to discuss racism, heterosexism, privilege, and oppression.

    Courage Conversations

    These monthly dialogues, coordinated by students and student organizations, will focus on a wide variety of issues of diversity. Courageous Conversations are open to any who wish to attend and participate. For questions contact Jolie Harris.

    Conversations with the Community

    These quarterly conversations bring students together with a community leader engaged in social justice advocacy to discuss change, leadership, and issues that impact our local community.

    Key Concepts for Ally Development Training

    These enhanced sensitivity workshops on LGBTQ issues are offered on a quarterly basis and are open to faculty, staff, and students, as well as the general community. Designed to highlight challenges facing the LGBTQ community, the primary focus of the program is to debunk myths and stereotypes that continue to impact people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. For questions contact Sabina Neem.