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A Salute to Santa Clara's Vibrant Community

- Unity Night -


Welcome to Unity!

SCU Unity is a program designed exclusively for our multicultural and first-generation admitted students. The event is intended to both celebrate your admission and your identity, while giving you space to explore how your various multicultural and social identities intersect and thrive on our campus! If people are the sum of their experiences, then this school is a sum of our people. At Santa Clara University, we believe and strive to make sure our differences don’t divide us, but rather unite us all under our mission for a more inclusive and sustainable world. Let SCU begin the process of opening doors to your success and envisioning your life in higher education. You’ll get to experience what it is like to be a student at SCU by learning about our student-led organizations, campus programs and centers, and meeting our students, staff, and faculty.

See you there!

Save the Date: Friday, April 14 - Unity Night
Tuesday, April 4 - Thursday, April 6 - Virtual Unity Week


Unity Night is an opportunity for admitted multicultural and first-generation students to come visit campus! We look forward to welcoming you and showcasing some of our campus resources, student organizations, and more. This year we get to invite you to Love Jones Talent Showcase, one of SCU's most popular events, hosted by SCU's Igwebuike. Register to join us for networking, community building, and tasty treats!


Event - Session Date/Time

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Join us in the SCDI Courtyard to hear from our keynote speakers and student speakers who will be sharing their personal experiences as a Bronco.

5:00pm-6:00pm PDT

Love Jones Spring Paradise

SCU's Igwebuike is hosting their Love Jones talent showcase to current and admitted SCU students! Come check out this fun event and celebrate with our current students! 

6:00pm-7:00pm PDT

Campus Resource, Student Organization Fair, and Closing Remarks

Learn more about campus resources and student organizations that you will have access to as a student here at SCU as well as ways for you to get involved and build community. Small bites and refreshments will be provided!

6:00pm-8:00pm PDT 

VIRTUAL UNITY - The Reflection Series

Can’t make it to Unity Night? No worries, Virtual Unity is here the week before! These one-hour, virtual events are designed to delve into how multicultural identities manifest themselves within a college campus, and gain insight on the resources available to you to ensure your success, safety, and the affirmation of your identity at Santa Clara University.



Event - Session Date/Time

Your Reflection in Faculty – Being of Color in Higher Ed, Combatting Impostor Syndrome, and Taking Up the Space You Deserve

When was the first time you had a teacher that looked like you? Please join us for a panel discussion from some of Santa Clara’s most passionate and dedicated faculty of color. Tune into a dialogue that goes through some of the challenges that students of color face on college campuses, and how there is persistence and hope along the journey. Dive into topics about race and college, fighting insecurity, and connect with some of your future professors!

Tuesday, April 4 from 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT

Your Reflection in Education – Decolonizing My Curriculum

When was the first time you learned about someone who looked like you in class? What’s so important about it anyways? With a showcase from our Ethnic Studies department, learn the importance of having diversity within your education and curriculum, and the impact of having your identity represented in your education.

Wednesday, April 5 from 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT

Your Reflection in the Mirror – Compassion for the Self

A holistic education includes a healthy mind. When your identity is layered, there are more nuanced challenges and ways to tackle them, especially when navigating harder classes in a new home, daily interactions with new friends from all over the world, and as you blossom into your young adulthood. Join some of Santa Clara’s mental health staff of color and our very own Queer People of Color Association (QPOCA) to understand what resources are available to you as a Bronco, how intersectionality-identifying students find support on campus, and how to be compassionate and kind to yourself as you navigate this new chapter of life!

Thursday, April 6 from 5:00pm-6:00pm PDT 

Campus Resources

There is a whole community waiting to welcome you to Santa Clara! Check out what some of our campus partners have to offer you.

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Office for Multicultural Learning

As a part of the Office of Student Life, the Office for Multicultural Learning is committed to promoting social justice, building bridges across diverse communities, and celebrating differences of students at Santa Clara University. In addition, we advocate for historically underrepresented populations and educate the whole person within the context of Jesuit values.

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Office for Diversity and Inclusion

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with organizations across campus to foster the University's commitment to the education of the whole person in the Jesuit tradition through support for the recruitment, retention, and success of a diverse community of faculty, staff and students, and through collaborations with other offices to promote academic excellence through a diverse and inclusive campus climate.

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LEAD Scholars

The LEAD Scholars Program is a program for first-generation college students (students whose parents did not graduate from a 4-year college or university) focused on academic success and community engagement. The LEAD Scholars Program provides academic and vocational development opportunities, supportive advising, peer mentoring, and community building through a variety of courses, programs, and support networks.


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Please note that this Unity Night event and Unity Week virtual events may be recorded. By attending, you grant Santa Clara University permission to copyright, use, reuse, and publish any photograph and/or video and/or voice recording taken of you by the University in connection with the event. Additionally, in compliance with ADA/504, please notify us at least 72 hours in advance at (408) 554-4700 or if you need any further assistance.