Multicultural Welcome Reception
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Office for Multicultural Learning at Santa Clara University! This annual welcome reception is a celebration that welcomes underrepresented first-year and transfer students to SCU. This event is a great opportunity to meet current students, faculty, and staff who can provide more information about cultural programs, activities, and resources on campus. Entertainment and Refreshments provided. Students, staff, faculty and alumni please RSVP here.
OML collaborates with various student organizations and departments across campus to host a series of events to celebrate Chicanx Latinx Heritage Month (October), Native American Heritage Month (November), Black History Month (February), and Asian Pacific Islander South Asian American Heritage Month (May).
MLK Legacy Celebration
On January 21st, the nation will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Created to acknowledge the contribution that Dr. King’s legacy has left on the U.S. and the world at large, this year will mark the 33rd celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
OML coordinates a series of senior recognition ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students of color and LGBTQ students. Graduating seniors are invited to participate in these unique celebrations with their families and friends. If you are a graduating senior who is interested in participating in OML's Senior Ceremonies, or a faculty/staff/alum who would like to be in attendance - please RSVP here.
Nominate a graduating senior for the OML Senior Leadership Award!
During the ceremony OML recognizes a graduating senior for their leadership contributions to the community. To nominate an outstanding graduating senior for OML's Senior Leadership Recognition, click here.
Racial/Ethnic Senior Recognition Ceremonies
- Black/African American (June 13, 2019 at 6pm, California Mission Room, Benson Center)
- Chicanx/Latinx (June 13, 2019 at 7:30pm, Mayer Theatre)
- Middle Eastern and North African (June 5, 2019 at 7:30pm)
- Native American (June 6, 2019 at 5pm, Parlors BC, Benson Center)
- Pan Asian (June 13, 2019 at 4:30pm, Locatelli Activity Center)
LGBTQ Senior Ceremonies
- Lavender Senior Ceremony (June 6th, 2019 at 6pm, Williman Room, Benson Center)
*OML is aware of the many students that identify as multi-ethnic and/or multi-racial. Please note that graduating seniors are encouraged to register for multiple senior ceremonies in which they identify. Please check out these Frequently Asked Questions for more information.