Cultural Connections

Join us for Cultural Connections, a pre-orientation program designed to provide incoming students with a community, a place to develop leadership skills, and the opportunity to learn more about unity and social justice.

Cultural Connections group on a field trip to the Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Our Core Values

  • Recognize our power, privilege, and responsibility to be intentional in our language and decision making
  • Recognize that diversity, social change, and equity must be addressed at multiple, interconnected levels
  • Lead with an open mind and open heart
  • Advance diversity and inclusion across the institution
  • Collaboration and community building
  • Empowerment and ethical leadership
  • Social justice and inclusion
  • Student success and transformative education
Students in the John Wilson Lounge

The Office of Multicultural Affairs aims to cultivate and sustain a campus climate that is inclusive, student-centered, pluralistic, and safe. In short: we want to help make the campus as inclusive as possible. And, we need students like you in order to achieve that.

What We Do

If you’re interested in social justice, consider getting involved. Our office initiatives, implements, and supports comprehensive educational, cultural and social programming, as well as critical service learning opportunities and advocacy. 

Why We Do It

We do this in hopes of fostering inclusiveness, understanding, and appreciation across multiple dimensions of diversity while also promoting academic achievement, cross-cultural competence, intergroup dialogue, leadership development, and social justice education among all members of the Springfield College community.

Through collaboration with offices on campus, as well as the local community, our office provides support for historically underrepresented and marginalized students on campus. We offer opportunities for students to challenge bias, explore identity development and intersectionality, and expand their knowledge and appreciation of all facets that contribute to intentional and transformative learning.

Meet Our Student Staff

Graduate Assistants Undergraduate Student Assistants

Shallom Adewale

Angelica Polk

Dominique "Nika" Ouellette

Susan Suy

Students at Unity Fest
Promoting unity

Each year, we spend time at the Unity Fest, which brings students together from the western Massachusetts area.

Students with activist Rosa Clemente at Springfield College
Activism on campus

Journalist, lecturer, and activist Rosa Clemente visited campus in fall 2016 for an open forum with students to discuss how we can take activism from campuses to communities.

Springfield College Office of Multicultural Affairs students supported National Spirit Day
Showing solidarity and support

Our office recognized National Spirit Day on Oct. 20, a day that supports LGBTQ youth who are being bullied and domestic violence awareness.

Students at the Dr. Seuss museum in Springfield
Semester happenings
Sightseeing in Springfield

Want to explore the city of Springfield? Through our office, students get to take trips to local attractions, including the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. 

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