Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

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20th Annual ALANA Graduation Ceremony

Seniors: Click here to sign up for ALANA Graduation today!

This annual celebration honors and congratulates graduating students of color, and students who value diversity and multiculturalism as a key to their success. The ALANA graduation began as a way to recognize the experience, the journey, and hard work that students have put into their education to get this far.





Mission

The diversity and multicultural affairs office strives to lead Salem State University in sustaining an active campus community that embraces difference, and values the significant contributions of all its members. Through examining the intersections of identity, our community is challenged to think critically about issues relevant to diversity and social justice. By creating strategies that support historically marginalized student populations in achieving their goals, we cultivate an environment where diversity, academic excellence, and holistic student success are inseparable.

Vision

We believe that diversity is an educational asset, and should be considered in all facets of institutional planning. As such, the diversity and multicultural affairs office seeks to be a fundamental piece of Salem State University‘s institutional fabric. We aspire to be leaders in the Commonwealth and beyond as it relates to diversity education, student engagement and the cultivation of effective collaborative models.

Center for Diversity and Cultural Enrichment

All are welcome! Please visit Ellison Campus Center room 202 to lounge, do homework or connect with other students. Students can utilize the space for meetings or to host programs. Please contact the office at 978.542.2681 to reserve the room.

The Center for Diversity and Cultural Enrichment is located in Ellison Campus Center, room 202. It exists as a dedicated space for members of our campus community to explore critical issues through initiating authentic dialogues regarding race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and nationality. The center has been created to challenge and support students and university constituents to be conscious citizens who find unity within our differences.