Events & Programs

Cultural Programs

Celebrations of Heritage & Awareness

In line with our dedication to celebrating cultures and promoting awareness, the Student Inclusion Center hosts several events to celebrate various cultural heritages and communities. Events include but are not limited to Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, National Coming Out Day and religious observations.

Quest for Justice & Peace: Martin Luther King Jr. Inspired Art Contest 

Create an original piece of art inspired by the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and/or civil rights leaders present or past. These ideals include freedom, justice, peace, equality, human rights, and/or social justice. Express yourself by entering visual art (painting, photography, sculpture, video), performance art (music, song, spoen word, dance), or literary art (poetry, short story, speech). If you are submitting performance or literary art, please submit a video in addition to your manuscript.

Community Engagement

Explore intercultural engagement and social justice through the lens of the community you live in. Join us as we learn more about the Jacksonville area through service and experiential learning. Our hope is to engage with the community more in this way in the future.

Education

Workshops & Training

The Center for Student Inclusion offers a number of workshops and training for faculty, staff and students at JU. Topics include:

  • Microaggressions
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Student Inclusion Center 101

A session can be created and tailored to your needs. To schedule a specialized workshop, email Patrice Abner at pabner@ju.edu.

Student Organization Support

The Student Inclusion Center supports cultural, faith based and LGBTQ+ organizations.

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Multicultural Graduation Celebration

The Multicultural Graduation Celebration acknowledges the value and uniqueness of underrepresented student experiences and serves to commemorate and highlight their accomplishments. We will provide each student that attends the event with a stole to represent their identity that can be worn at our university commencement ceremony. To participate in the event, please complete the registration. Do note: Due to a limited amount of stoles, we cannot accommodate every graduation senior. 

Registration is now live.