- Multicultural Welcome Reception
This annual welcome reception is a celebration that welcomes BIPOC and LGBTQ+ 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. Students, staff, faculty and alumni please RSVP here.
- Heritage Months
OML collaborates with various student organizations and departments across campus to host a series of events to celebrate Chicanx/Latinx Heritage Month (September/October), Native American Heritage Month (November), Black History Month (February), National Arab American Heritage Month (April) and Asian Pacific Islander South Asian American Heritage Month (May).
- MLK Day of Service Toiletry Drive
Every year on January 21st, the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This celebration was created to acknowledge the contribution that Dr. King’s legacy has left on the United States and the world at large. Since Spring 2019, OML collabrates with various offices and departments on campus for MLK Day of Service by throwing a campus-wide toiletry drive. All donations are given to community organizations throughout the Santa Clara/San Jose area.
- Multicultural Recognition Ceremonies
OML coordinates a series of recognition ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students of color and LGBTQIA+ students. Graduating students are invited to participate in these unique celebrations with their families and friends. If you are interested in participating in OML's Multicultural Recognition Ceremonies please RSVP here.
Nominate a graduating student for the OML Leadership Award!
During the ceremony OML recognizes a graduating student for their leadership contributions to the community. To nominate an outstanding graduating student for OML's Leadership Recognition, click here.
2023 Multicultural Recognition Ceremonies
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Saving Time.
- Asian Pacific Islander South Asian (APISA) (Wednesday, June 14th, 5:00pm-6:30pm)
- Latinx (Saturday, June 4th, 1:00pm-2:30pm)
- Black/PanAfrican (Tuesday, June 13th, 5:00pm-6:30pm)
- Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) (Monday, June 12th, 6:30pm-7:30pm)
- Native American (Monday, June 12th, 5:00pm-6:00pm)
- Lavender Graduation (Sunday, June 11th, 6:00pm-7:30pm)
*OML is aware of the many students that identify as multi-ethnic and/or multi-racial. Please note that graduating students are encouraged to register for multiple recognition ceremonies in which they identify. Please check out these Frequently Asked Questions for more information.