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 - Submissions due Dec. 1, 2017

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.

Winner will receive $100 and a ticket to the City of Jacksonville's 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast presented by Florida Blue which is annually in mid-January. 

Real Talk

Are you interested in learning more about where others stand on issues of diversity and inclusion? Come to a Real Talk session and have a healthy conversation about issues surrounding diversity and inclusion including race, religion, disabilities, gender and sexuality.

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.


Workshops & Training

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

  • Power, Privilege and Oppression
  • Diversity 101
  • Diversity 201
  • Safe Zone Training

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


#IAMJU is an ongoing social media challenge to showcase the diverse student body that is Jacksonville University. Simply post a picture of yourself with your Phin Up and tell us why you are JU. Select students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to win prizes.

Leadership & Success

Student Inclusion Ambassadors

Student Inclusion Ambassadors are change agents on campus dedicated to serving and representing the Student Inclusion Center, as well as being liaisons to various university committees and student organizations. Ambassadors have a passion for diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Learn more about the Student Inclusion Ambassador program

Student Organization Support

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

Learn more at Check I'm Here

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 will go live close to the end of the semester after the Registrar releases who is eligible to graduate.