The Student Diversity Programs Office develops and promotes multicultural programming and activities to help all students understand and appreciate differences. The director provides advisory support to all American-ethnic students-academically, socially, and personally. The director also serves as an adviser to the Cultural Awareness Organization (CAO), which provides social and educational events in the Mannie Holmes Cultural Diversity Center. The organization increases campus consciousness regarding cultural diversity. The director also advises the Black Student Union and coordinates the annual meetings of the Minority Alumni Advisory Committee (MAAC), whose members provide advice on multicultural strategies and serve as mentors for students.
The Mannie Holmes Cultural Diversity Center is located in a house on the corner of Eighth St. and Third Ave. (721 Third Ave. N.W.). The center is the central meeting location for the Cultural Awareness Organization. This area contains a multicultural resource room, TV, pool table, stereo, and convenience kitchen. It provides an alternative place for studying and relaxation and is open to the Wartburg community. To schedule events in the center, please contact the president of the Cultural Awareness Organization or the director of student diversity programs. Hours are 8 a.m.-midnight weekdays and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends unless reserved.
Minority Alumni Advisory Council
The purpose of MAAC is to respond to the specific needs of minority students enrolled at Wartburg College, and to serve in an advisory capacity to the college administration on issues that affect the recruitment and retention of students of color, faculty, and administrative staff.
Annual Minority Programs:
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
- Black History Month activities
- Peer mentoring program
- Host Family Program
- Cultural Diversity Week Activities
- Race Dialogues