Diversity & Intercultural Development

The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Development bases its philosophy on inclusion and fostering recognition and respect for the voices of all students.

Mission

The Office's mission is to create a welcoming environment for all students, with a specific focus on the academic, social, and cultural needs of students pertaining to issues of culture, class, race, gender, sexuality, identity, religion and more.

Resources

The Office provides a safe space for students to bring their issues, address their concerns, and obtain direction, information, referrals and mentoring. Please see our Diversity Resources tab for more information.

Diversity Grant

Students who have actively participated in Office of Diversity programs are eligible to apply for the Diversity Grant.

Programming

The Office organizes history months, exhibitions, performances, and workshops that explore personal and cultural identity. Please see our Calendar for more information. 

Mentoring Network

Motto: "Making a Difference"

The African American, Latino/a, Asian American, and LGBTQ Mentoring Networks are a personal support program. Foundation year and transfer students are connected with upper-class mentors to offer peer-to-peer support and guidance during their transition to MICA. Programming includes a variety of educational workshops and other activities throughout the year.

D.I.D. Programming Committee

The purpose of the Diversity Programming Committee is to plan and coordinate programs that serve the cultural needs of MICA's diverse student body, as well as to provide guidance and assistance for programs sponsored by the Office. This year the Programming Committee is comprised of 9 undergraduate MICA students with special programming focuses in the following areas: Ability, Black/African American Identity, Latino/a Identity, LGBTQ Identity, Men's Programming, Spirituality, Women's Programming, and Annual Benefit Fashion Show. 

Identity-Based Organizations

These organizations include the Asian Student Alliance, Black Student Union, Hispanic/Latino Student Union, Korean International Student Association and Maryland Institute Queer Alliance.

Religion/Spirituality-Based Organizations

These organizations include: Agape Campus Christian Fellowship, Chinese Bible Study Fellowship, Disciples on Campus, Koinonia Christian Fellowship, MiCatholic, Mission in Christian Artists and OY! For more information, refer to Programs & Organizations.

Make an Appointment with Office Staff

To schedule an appointment with Clyde Johnson, Assistant Dean, or Jacquis Watters, Assistant Director, please email the office at diversity@mica.edu or call 443-552-1659. Office hours are M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm.

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