Our Differences Enrich Us All

Immerse yourself in our multicultural, diverse and inclusive community

Eckerd College welcomes and supports students of color, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities, international students, and other groups.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs works to create a campus climate that is inclusive, representative of our diverse population and cultural competent. We believe our differences are what make us stronger.

We provide campus-wide programs, workshops, class visits, speakers, and panels to connect our campus across differences. We celebrate cultural diversity and deepen the conversation on inclusivity, diversity, power and oppression.

Join us in our pursuit to make an even more inclusive and welcoming environment for all at Eckerd College.

Programs

Real talks take place Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the multicultural center

REAL TALK THURSDAYS

A weekly-held event where current and controversial topics are discussed in a safe and respectful space.

Students seated around a table drinking coffee

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR

A bi-monthly social event that bridges the gap between domestic, international and ELS students over coffee, cake and conversation.

Student athletes and coaches walking through downtown St. Petersburg

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

We celebrate and reflect on Black History. We attend the local parade and host speakers, workshops, discussions, performances and more.

Latinx-Indigenous Week poster of sample events

LATINX-INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH

We celebrate and reflect on Latino/Latina/Latinx and Indigenous History. We host panels, performances, workshops and speakers and more.

Sydney Hart '18, in wheelchair, chats with professor

DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK

We highlight and raise awareness about disability. We host mental health workshops, panels with experts in disability justice, and dine & discusses around other forms of disability.

Flags of various nations hanging outside

MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

A gathering of student group leaders who network, coordinate and build strategies to improve campus culture and promote diversity through their student groups.

Services

  • Educational, cultural and social programs that promote multiculturalism, diversity and inclusivity
  • Safe spaces for students by empowering supporting multicultural student clubs and groups
  • Opportunities for important dialogues around issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, class, sexual orientation, mixed abilities and more
  • One-on-one guidance

Student clubs and organizations

Afro-American Society

This society enables students to act as an effective force to combat racism, create a community of political, social, and academic awareness, and make black students and the Eckerd community aware to the educational and cultural offerings available. Afro-American Society on Facebook

Eckerd Community Queer Straight Alliance

ECQSA is a group that provides a welcoming space for all queer and straight members of the Eckerd College community to join together in a safe, supportive environment, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. ECQSA on Facebook | ECQSA on Instagram

Indigenous Peoples Alliance

This alliance seeks to empower and support Native American and First Nations people on campus and educate the student body about the issues faced by the indigenous peoples of North America. The Alliance seeks to build allyship and unity across the campus, as well as provide opportunities to the student body to experience and celebrate the rich, diverse cultures of indigenous populations of North America.

International Students Association

This association strives to promote cultural diversity at Eckerd and bring together international and non-international students to help foster cooperation and understanding through group activities.

Latinos Unidos

This club promotes and educates the community about the diverse cultures on campus and celebrates the diversity of Latinos/Hispanic culture. Latinos Unidos on Facebook

Upcoming events

Contact Us

Topaz Hooper
Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs
hoopertl@eckerd.edu
727.864.8841

Olivier Debure
Director of International Student Services
Multicultural Center, Fox Hall
727.864.7678
debureoc@eckerd.edu

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