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.


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.


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.


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

Mentoring Network

The African American and Asian American 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.

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.

Identity-Based Organizations

These organizations include the Black Student Union, Asian Student Alliance, Korean Student Association, Chinese Student Association, and Maryland Institute Queer Alliance.

Spirituality-Based Organizations

These organizations include: Buddhism in Action, Disciples on Campus, Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Mission in Christian Artists, Agape Campus Fellowship 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 Mahnoor Ahmed, Assistant Director, please contact Jacquelin Brown at jforemanbrown@mica.edu or call 443-552-1659. Office hours are M-F, 10:00am-6:00pm.

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