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

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.

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.

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.

For more information about The BrotherHOOD or SisterHOOD Initiative, contact Dr. Raul Leon, Faculty, College of Education at (734) 487-0255 or rleon1@emich.edu  or Tiran Burrell at (734) 487-3637 tburrell@emich.edu

Diversity Education

  • Workshops - We develop and conduct various workshops pertaining to race, ethnicity, culture and identity 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)
    • Native-American Student Organization (N.A.S.O)
    • 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
  • Cesar Chavez Luncheon
  • Multicultural Graduation Celebration: Link to register for graduation is on the Multicultural Graduation page
 

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