The Division of Multicultural Affairs Strives to…
Create and maintain an environment that promotes cross-cultural understanding.
Ameliorate and eliminate barriers to students, faculty, and staff’s interactions across racial, ethnic and cultural boundaries.
Foster understanding, tolerance and appreciation of similarities and differences among multi-cultures, groups and religions.
Institute changes in the curriculum, program and student affairs to provide and to enhance students’ knowledge, and understanding of diverse groups, cultures and racial/ethnic persons.
Increase the number of underrepresented groups as undergraduate, professional and graduate students from the four (4) federally recognized minority groups (African American, Native American, Hispanics and Asian Americans).
Recruit and retain underrepresented racial minorities and diverse populations as members of the faculty, staff, administration and student populations.
Increase scholarships for racial/ethnic minority groups.
Promote a minority presence throughout the university to include but not limited to: university governance, college & department committees, and administration
Improve the campus climate to foster nurturing, acceptance, and respect of racial/ethnic minorities and diverse individuals.
Support and maintain programs which present a variety of cross-cultural opportunities for all constituents of Marshall University.
Promote increased understanding and relations between the University and the community to enhance communication and appreciation of racial/ethnic/cultural groups in order to ameliorate racial tensions and breakdown barriers.