Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes you. We support, guide, and encourage students to become members of a community that is respectful of differences.

We offer one-on-one support and reach out to all students who are struggling with the mixed messages they may receive in dealing with the issues of race and diversity.

Our Mission

To support and promote the academic achievement, multicultural competence, social development, civic engagement, and retention of students from historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups at Syracuse University.

Programs and Organizations

There is a rich variety of cultural programs and organizations at Syracuse to help you connect and grow. A few are highlighted below, but you’re encouraged to browse the whole list.

The WellsLink Leadership Program
This award-winning program engages first-year students in a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance development in critical areas: ethnic/racial peer attachment, social engagement, worth and competence, reliable alliances, guidance, and leadership opportunities.

fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program
fullCIRCLE assists students in adjusting to the challenges of college life: academic, social, professional, and personal.

Dimensions
This program strives to create a place where women of color feel comfortable and included within and beyond the Syracuse University community. First-year students will be assisted by Dimensions mentors during the transition to campus life and activities.

Black Celestial Choral Ensemble
Founded in 1977, the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble consists of students at Syracuse University dedicated to ministering and lifting up the student community.

Asian Students In America (ASIA)
ASIA is a culturally diverse organization established as part of a rising movement of Asian American students.

Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)
The purpose of MGC is to provide a fraternity and sorority option that bases its membership on diversity awareness. MGC strives to enhance and enrich its members by promoting cross-cultural options.