Culturally, the Multicultural Affairs Center (MAC) provides comprehensive programming to help foster an inclusive environment committed to social justice and equity. Our goal is to empower global leaders through education, leadership, and service. Each year we host or cosponsor between 50 and 75 culturally enriching programs for the campus and local communities. In addition to monthly programs, the MAC also provides support to more than 10 Multicultural Student Organizations (Greek and non-Greek). There are a wealth of opportunities for students to get involved on campus. Annual programs the MAC provides include:
Diversity Leadership Conferences
Enhancing diversity and cultural competence with our students is one of the central missions of the MAC. Through diversity leadership conferences, we are able to provide students with a well-rounded liberal arts education.
- National Conference on Race & Ethnicity – Through a partnership with the Department of Residence Life, the Multicultural Affairs Center is able to provide experiential and transformative learning experiences for students on campus. Through this conference, students will explore the many complexities of race, ethnicity, and identity. Fellows who attend this conference are expected to return to campus and coordinate a project based on their learning.
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrations – Students that are interested in pursuing the field of student affairs are able to apply to attend the annual NASPA conference. Thousands of higher education and student affairs administrators attend this conference present on relevant research relating to college students.
- Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference – This opportunity enhances the overall experience and education surrounding diversity initiatives and research happening in the state of Missouri. Multicultural Affairs staff have been fortunate enough to present on Truman’s programs during this conference.