Eastern Michigan University

Programs and Services

Engagement Initiatives

  • L.I.V.E. Welcome Week (Learning Integrity, Valuing Equality) - L.I.V.E. is a series of events designed to engage incoming first-generation college students and students of color at the beginning of the academic year to assist them with their transition to college and integrate them into the campus community. 

Cultural Heritage Celebrations

  • Latino Heritage Month
  • Native-American Heritage Month
  • Black History Month
  • Asian/Pacific-Islander Heritage Month

Retention and Degree Completion

  • BrotherHOOD Initiative (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) - The BrotherHOOD is a university-wide program designed to engage, empower, retain and graduate more first-generation, low-income and culturally underrepresented male students at EMU.  Through collaborative partnerships with offices throughout the university, this program will equip them with the tools to be successful when they leave.  One of our main signature programs is the "Barber Shop", a safe space where men can gather for free haircuts, good food and meaningful dialogue on a series of topics built around success-driven research, developmental theory and concepts of health and wellness.
  • SisterHOOD Initiative (COMING SOON)

Diversity Education

  • Workshops - We develop and conduct various workshops pertaining to race, ethnicity, culture and religion that prepare students to successfully and meaningfully interact with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Diversity Peer Educators

Student Organizations

  • Advising - The student organizations we currently advise include:
    • Latino Student Association (LSA)
    • Black Student Union (BSU)
    • Native-American Student Organization (NASO)
    • B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge)
    • I.M.A.G.E.
    • EMU Gospel Choir
    • Dancers of David (DOD)
    • Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc.
    • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • We also provide support, advice and training for leaders and Advisers of multicultural, social justice and faith-based student organizations as well as students interested in developing new student groups.
  • Multicultural Leadership Development Conference (COMING SOON)
  • For more information about these and other student organizations, visit Campus Life's Information Page.

Collaborative Multicultural Programs

  • Black Homecoming
  • Black Unity Ball
  • Multicultural Graduation Celebration (COMING SOON)

The Center for Multicultural Affairs is part of Diversity & Community Involvement