MICA's Office of Culture and Identity supports a number of student-lead activities and other diversity and inclusion initiatives like mentoring networks, diversity grants and resources, History/Heritage Months, and annual events like the Annual Benefit Fashion Show. Click the link below to explore OCI's supportive resources and our network of mentors.
Each year funds are generated from ticket sales of the Annual Benefit Fashion Show (ABFS) sponsored by the Office of Culture and Identity (OCI). Profits from the show provide additional financial assistance for student participants in OCI and is on a needs-basis.
At MICA, we believe no aspect of a person’s identity is grounds for excluding them from opportunity.
The OCI Connections (OCIC) Mentoring Network is a personal support for incoming first year and transfer students. OCIC connects students through mentoring and co-curricular learning and is designed to produce a group of student leaders who embody the values and support and stand in solidarity with those who are feeling marginalized or underrepresented. We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis for mentees who would like to be paired up with a mentor.
Each year, MICA's Office of Culture and Identity hosts two events that celebrate authenticity and encompass MICA's commitment to inclusivity
Every academic year, the Office of Culture and Identity honors the following history/heritage months through active and passive programming for the MICA community.
Students of all races and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and expressions, ability, religious, political, socio-economic backgrounds and all other areas comprising diversity are central to our mission of creating a truly multi-cultural environment promoting cross-cultural sharing and learning.