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 (September)
  • Native-American Heritage Month (November)
  • MLK Celebration (January)
  • Black History Month (February)
  • Islamic Heritage Month (March)
  • Caesar Chavez Luncheon (March)
  • Asian/Pacific-Islander Heritage Month (April)

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.

  • Upcoming Events

BrotherHOOD "Barber Shop" - Come get a free haircut, grab a bite to eat and enjoy meaningful dialogue with other male students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, REC/IM, 5th Floor Lounge
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm, REC/IM. 5th Floor Lounge

For more information about The BrotherHOOD Initiative, contact Reggie Barnes, Director of Diversity and Community Involvement at (734) 487-6790 or rbarne13@emich.edu

SisterHOOD Initiative (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) - The SisterHOOD was established September 3rd, 2014. SisterHOOD is a university-wide initiative designed to engage, empower, retain and graduate more females of color at Eastern Michigan University.  Through collaborative partnerships with offices throughout the university, we employ a success-driven approach to help females of color develop as students and as women instead of addressing deficits and challenges they need to overcome.

  • Learning Outcomes: Through participation in the SisterHOOD Initiative, students will be able to:

*Establish healthy, mutually beneficial relationships, manage interpersonal conflicts effectively and demonstrate appropriately assertive behavior.

*Seek help for academic, financial and other personal challenges and offer assistance to others as needed.

*Articulate and make plans to achieve individual short- and long-term goals and objectives.

*Effectively and coherently communicate through writing and speaking.

*Exhibit self-reliant behaviors necessary to effectively manage their time and personal affairs.

  • Upcoming Events

SisterHOOD "Spa Days" - Come get a free hand or back massage, manicure, grab a bite to eat and enjoy meaningful dialogue with other female students, faculty, staff and alumni.

SisterHOOD Mentoring Pilot T.B.A

For more information about The SisterHOOD Initiative, contact Ebony Walls at (734) 487-4708 or ewalls@emich.edu

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 Program (COMING SOON)

Student Organizations

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.

For more information about these and other student organizations, visit Campus Life's Information Page.

  • Advising - The student organizations we currently advise include:
    • Latino Student Association (L.S.A)
    • Black Student Union (B.S.U)
    • Native-American Student Organization (N.A.S.O)
    • B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Aspiring for Critical Knowledge)
    • I.M.A.G.E. (Inspired Motivational Activists Gearing Towards Education)
    • E.M.G.C (EMU Gospel Choir)
    • Dancers of David (D.O.D)
    • Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship, Inc.
    • Mentor 2 Youth
    • Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Inc.
    • N.A.P.S (Natural Authentic Passionate Stylish)
    • Muslim Student Association (M.S.A)
    • Upward Bound
    • Iota Phi Theta

Collaborative Multicultural Programs

  • Black Homecoming
  • Black Unity Ball
  • Flavors of Latin America
  • Salsa Night
  • Fall Fest
  • L.I.V.E Welcome Week
  • Caesar Chavez Luncheon
  • Multicultural Graduation Celebration
 

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