A global mindset through inclusive practices

A culture of belonging

Eckerd College provides a safe and brave space that educates and inspires students, staff, and faculty of all backgrounds to spark critical conversations, break boundaries, and challenge stereotypes through enriching and intentional programming, events, and training.

A positive campus climate

Our Cultural Council works hard to create programming for all students on campus and promote a safe and positive climate that is accepting, respectful and welcoming of students of all identities.

Students share their cultures at a festival

We encourage students to share and value their diverse backgrounds. Check out our brochure for a printable overview.

Our Cultural Council consists of various student organizations:

Enrichment through intentional programming

Our College Program Series and academic coursework seek to enrich the Eckerd community with ample opportunity to deepen the conversation on inclusivity, diversity, power and oppression.

  • International Coffee Hour
  • Real Talk Tuesday
  • LatinX Heritage Month
  • Black History Month
  • Pride Week

A larger, diverse community in Tampa Bay

Eckerd is not an island. We’re proud to call St. Petersburg, Florida our home, a city that understands the importance of diversity. For example:


Faculty, staff and students receive training to support our initiatives to maintain an inclusive community. Trainings include, but are not limited to:

  • BaFa BaFa: a cultural simulation game that builds awareness of how cultural differences can impact us and others
  • Barnga: a cultural simulation game that encourages participants to critique assumptions and operate effectively using cross-cultural communication
  • Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI, LLC)
  • Microaggressions
  • Safe Zone Training (LGBTQ+ training)
  • Social Identity Development

We also create trainings based on the needs of the campus or any other organization that approaches us. If interested in working with us to bring a training to your organization, reach out to us at inclusion@eckerd.edu.

Stop by to say hi

Morgan Harthorne
Coordinator for Diversity & Inclusion Programs
Brown Hall

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