Our world is 首页 to billions of people with thousands of cultures, and we know each of us has our own labels and identities for ourselves. 在一个, we understand that college can be a valuable time to explore who you are and to learn about people different than you. 的 Office of 跨文化学生参与 helps to facilitate that learning through educational and co-curricular programs that help raise cultural awareness and appreciation for persons of diverse backgrounds.
的数组 事件 包括教育讲座, co-curricular programs and workshops, and student leadership opportunities that promote diversity and enhance cross-cultural understanding. Most 事件 are open to the entire UNE community and many are open to the general public too.
的 大学多元化领导徽章 is a co-curricular leadership development program for all students designed to increase your awareness about multicultural and social justice issues.
我们的办公室有 spaces on both the Portland and Biddeford campuses, including a Cultural Exchange Lounge and Interfaith Prayer and Reflection rooms
We work to connect members of the UNE community with the resources they need to best engage in cross-cultural learning and to feel comfortable on our campuses.
UNE’s history of support for traditionally under-represented students is long and reflects the demographics of our students over time. Following recommendation from the President’s committee on diversity, a single 工作人员 member was hired in the mid-2000s to support students of color in their academic pursuits. 后不久, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity was founded, with an expanded mission of support for LGBTQ+ persons. 的 office and Cultural Exchange Lounge were originally located in the lower level of Decary Hall on UNE’s Biddeford Campus, 但是现在调用 校园中心 首页. 随着时间的推移, 雇用了更多的工作人员, the scope of the office expanded to formally include religious and spiritual education and services have grown greatly. 今天, we provide support services to students, 工作人员, and faculty on UNE’s Biddeford and Portland campuses.
2015年夏天, we changed our name to 跨文化学生参与 to reflect changes in universities throughout New England and to better describe our work: learning and understanding across cultural divisions and differences.