Multicultural Affairs

Programs and Events

Multicultural Affairs plans, coordinates and hosts interactive events to engage our campus community around the central themes of identity, culture, heritage, differences, justice and service. Our cross-departmental and campus partnerships help us infuse a diversity of disciplines and expertise into our programs and events.

Heritage Awareness Weeks

As an institution, we believe in the celebrating and acknowledging the contributions of cultural groups to our campus and to our world.  During the year, we seek to bring awareness to the following heritages, cultures and identities. A wide array of activities such as film screenings, meals, panel discussion and service projects are sponsored by Multicultural Affairs in conjunction with our student organizations,  campus partners, academic departments and community organizations.

Latino Heritage Awareness Week

September 25 – 29

Disability Awareness Week

October 8-14

LGBTQ Awareness Week

October 22-28

Native American Heritage Awareness Week

November 8-14

HPUnity Week

January 14-20

African Heritage Awareness Week

February 1-10

Women’s Heritage Awareness Week

March 18-24

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Awareness Week

April 8-14


 (Un)Common Grounds

Each semester, Multicultural Affairs facilitates a monthly dialogue program designed to invite challenging and transformative conversation on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality and disability. This space is an opportunity to participants to explore their own cultural identity, understand the experiences of others, critically examine social systems and actively work towards a more just world. Conversations are moderated by faculty, staff and community leaders that are able to bring unique perspectives to each discussion.