Engaging in diversity and multiculturalism requires a respectful, inclusive environment grounded in critical thinking that promotes interaction, communication, and collaboration.
In turn, this produces an environment that also promotes social justice and intensifies the education and work experience by exposing and challenging us to consider the experiences and perspectives of others.
What is the MMCC?
Part of the university's Division of Student Success & Engagement, the Marian Multicultural Center (MMCC) develops stronger, more culturally competent students to serve as transformative leaders in their home communities and around the world.
- The MMCC is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion across our campus, both in and out of classrooms, chapels, residence halls, offices, labs, and throughout the greater Indianapolis community.
- We practice Franciscan values, specifically dignity of the individual, peace and justice, responsible stewardship, and reconciliation.
- ALL students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are welcome in the MMCC, which offers support services to underrepresented people as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, faith, ideology, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, and abilities.
Marian's Multicultural Center is located in Clare Hall Room 117.
Examples of MMC programming
While our programs change each year, some examples of previous programs include:
- Multicultural campus meet and greets
- Co-sponsored field trips to see and experience arts and cultural attractions
- "Embracing Everyday Diversity" with speaker Justin Jones-Fosu
- "A Night with the Davidsons: A Holocaust Survivor Story"
- Co-sponsored speaker series: "Navigating Injustice in the Job/Internship Search from the Lens of Race, LGBTQ+, and Disability."
- Unity Celebration
- College Night at the Indianapolis Children's Museum Sports Legend Experience