We confront diversity in a multicultural society just by living and working in today’s world. Seeking to fulfill God’s call for mission and justice means communicating the perspectives of our faith community and seeking to understand our neighbor's perspectives. To witness we need an ability to see, understand, and respond across different cultures, patterns of thought, and theological perspectives.
The vision and goals of the Office of Multicultural Relations are to:
Multicultural Relations works collaboratively with offices, faculty and students in the development of the Navigating the Waters Initiatives, Courageous Conversations, the L.I.V.E. Symposiums, Diversity Colloquiums, the Forums on Faith, Culture & Diversity, enrollments, orientation, and support of our international students and scholars, Urban Ministry Initiatives and Community Engagement Partnerships, Community Action Network (CAN), Food Justice Fellows. Multicultural Relations addresses diversity issues by promoting campus programs and offering opportunities for multi- and cross-cultural engagement. We facilitate the life and work of the racial-ethnic councils of the faculty, and offer the Seminary community learning opportunities about multicultural and racial-ethnic relations.
The Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, Jr. serves as the Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement. In addition to his role as Director of Multicultural Relations, Dr. Aloyo serves as the Seminary’s chief diversity administrator, Titles VI & IX coordinator, and Primary Designated School Officer with the United States Customs and Immigration Service. For more information on Multicultural Relations or if you wish to contribute with ideas, suggestions, and recommendations please contact [email protected].
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