Events and Programs

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An important part of the mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to educate the entire campus community on issues of diversity and multiculturalism by providing a plethora of programming throughout the year such as speakers, workshops, and cultural events.  These multicultural events offer valuable insight to the campus.  

Diversity workshops are offered at Roanoke to the incoming students of the BonD program. This training acknowledges diversity issues, challenges the stereotypes, and strives to learn from the differences in people, cultures, and global community. The Office of Multicultural Affairs staff is also available to provide interactive training on topics for faculty and staff, student organizations, departments, and residence halls. The Office of Multicultural Affairs is very adamant on building positive relationships between faculty, staff and students. One of the ways the office fosters towards positive relationships and the cultural interaction is by sponsoring fall and spring break trips to further valuable experiences and bonding with one another.

Multicultural Celebrations & Events
  • Black Heritage Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Native American Month
  • Pre-Kwanza Celebration
  • Diversity Week Celebration
  • LGBT History Month
  • World AIDS Day
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
  • Unity Week Celebration
  • Women's History Month
  • Passover Seder
  • Ramadan Dinner
  • Chanukah
  • Family Weekend Festivities
  • Alumni Weekend Festivities
  • Drag Show
  • Holidays Around The World
  • Martin Luther King Celebration
  • Annual Diversity Leadership Awards Reception
  • Girl's Night In