Providing support to students
The goal of the Connections is to assist and support first-year students of color who are transitioning and adjusting to life at DePauw University. The Connections support first-year students through building personal relationships, hosting discussions on various cultural topics, and serving as a resource for all first-year students of color.
Black Male Initiative
Black Male Initiative is a time of fellowship, learning and discussion. The Black Male Initiative was developed to address the poor retention rates of Black males occurring on a national scale. Through programming, advocacy and support the Black Male Initiative assists in retention and matriculation of Black males at DePauw University.
Latino Male Caucus
The Latino Male Caucus looks to serve as a resource and empowerment tool for Latino males at DePauw. The objectives of the Latino Male Caucus include, but are not limited to, improving retention and graduation rates amongst Latino males, serving as a support and networking group within caucus participants and as a way to establish relationships with faculty, staff and community organizations.
Multicultural Film Series
The Multicultural Film Series provides a fun, exciting and visual way to look at identity, culture and social justice. Films include, but are not limited to, dramas, documentaries and national features that focus on social and cultural issues. Short discussions are held after each film.
Bias Incident Response Team
The role of the Bias Incident Response Team is to support the university in their current policies regarding harassment and bias incidents.
Student Advisory Boards
Multicultural Student Services currently convenes two different advisory boards, the Multicultural Student Services Advisory Board and the Multicultural and International Life Advisory Board. The advisory boards serve as an official entity that provides directions and feedback to Multicultural Student Services and Multicultural and International Life. These student advisory boards discuss pertinent issues such as retention, campus climate, assessment, programs and initiatives. A minimum of two class representatives serve on the student advisory boards.