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Eastern Multicultural Student Initiative

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)

The Multicultural Student Initiative at Eastern University seeks to provide opprotunities for multicultural awareness and cultural competency enrichment through education, programs, leadership training, resources, and multicultural activities and events.


To create cultural awareness and cultural competency in a safe environment where students can learn from each other and celebrate the diversity created by God.

What is the Multicultural Student Initiative?

The Multicultural Student Initiative seeks to affirm Eastern University's mission to "seek opportunities to go beyond racial, cultural, and religioous boundaries to share in the beauty that is found in diverse people from around the world" and "to accept the challenge to live in harmony and unity in a campus environment that reflects the muli-ethnic, multi-racial, multicultural nature of the world.

(Excerpts from the Eastern University Mission Statement):

The Multicultural Student Initiative seeks to:

  • improve the overall quality of life for all students, particularly students of color on campus, by developing and implementing educational, cultural and social programs that will assist Eastern University in retaining and graduating multicultural and international students.
  • create leadership opportunities that foster and enrich campus diversity with a goal of promoting cultural understanding and positiverelationships that support students' success.
  • assist with cultivating a climate within Eastern University where everyone values and respects the humanity in each person regardless of individual differences.
  • collaborate with university departments to provide programs related to academic, personal, professional and cultural development to foster skills and strategies for being successful at Eastern University.
  • promote, coordinate and administer multicultural education opportunities and programs that educate the campus community regarding various traditions, customs and beliefs.
  • assist in promoting an accepting and inclusive climate for all students.
  • assist in fostering an appreciation for each of our unique human differences.
  • addresses issues relating to racial/ethnic, age, sexual,gender, physical disabilities, socio-economic status, political viewpoints, religious/spiritual and/or philosophical beliefs.

Dean of Students for Multicultural Student Initiatives
Jackie Irving
218 Walton Hall
Fax: 610-341-1705

Mailing Address:
Jackie Irving
1300 Eagle Road
Box B
St. Davids, PA 19087

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