Our Differences Enrich Us All

Immerse yourself in our multicultural, diverse and inclusive community

Whether you know it or not, when you come to college you’ll be packing more than towels and a mini-fridge. You’ll also bring your own values, views and traditions to campus  – and they may be completely foreign to your roommate and new classmates.

We open our arms to all that such a multicultural community has to offer. We hope you will, too, by enjoying:

  • educational, cultural and social programs that promote multiculturalism, diversity and inclusiveness
  • safe spaces for students by empowering and 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)
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. Indigenous Peoples Alliance on Facebook

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. International Students Association on Facebook

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

Quick View

African drum and dance at the annual Festival of Cultures

Recent events

“Black Lives Matter”, an evening with Opal Tometi, social activist and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter.

“Who am I?: A Multiracial Panel Discussion”, part of the What’s Your Story series on racial identity and lived experiences.

“First Annual Multicultural Gala”, a student run and organized evening of music, dance, and food to celebrate multiculturalism at Eckerd.

Contact Us

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

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