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Established in 2018, The Department of Multicultural Student Engagement (MSE) aims to provide education, training and programming to foster awareness of diversity and inclusion among Augusta University students. The office collaborates with departments and colleges across campus to educate AU students on the importance of our diverse academic and social environment.

Contact Us

Multicultural Student Engagement

Summerville Campus

Jaguar Student Activities Center

Room 209

2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904

706-729-2098

MSE@augusta.edu

February: Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

March: Women's History Month

Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987.

April: Diversity Awareness Month

Diversity Awareness Month is a celebration of the unique and varied cultures and perspectives that make up Augusta University. Recognitions such as heritage celebrations and awareness weeks encourage the exploration of cultures and perspectives that may differ from our own.

May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

September 15 - October 15: Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

October: LGBTQ History Month

The LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public schools or in religious institutions. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions.

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Safe Zone

 

Safe Zone programs are part of a national initiative dedicated to training faculty, staff, students and support services at colleges and universities in an effort to create safe and inclusive environments for individuals of all sexual and gender identities. 

 

Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

 

The primary goal of the fellowship is to familiarize fellows with a variety of issues concerning diversity and inclusion.

Topics covered in this fellowship will include: differences of race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical/cognitive abilities, socioeconomic status, nationality, and gender, to name a few.

Augusta University wins HEED awards

 

Congratulations to Augusta University, winner of the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and the 2017 Health Professions HEED Award. The HEED Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

 

MSE News

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Augusta University recognizes First-Gen Week starting Nov. 8

Augusta University plans to celebrate first-generation Jags the entire week of Nov. 8, launching with a co-hosted event.

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Join Augusta University in Values Week celebrations

During the fourth annual Values Week from Nov. 8-14, Augusta University is celebrating its six core values: collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and leadership.

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Students: Virtually audition for Unity Talent Show by Oct. 22

Students interested in participating in the talent show should submit a 60-second video performing their talent.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Yanhari Molina-Castro strives to address language barriers as she pursues dual degrees

Yanhari Molina-Castro, an undergraduate student pursuing degrees in Spanish and criminal justice, is proud of her heritage as a Mexican American. 

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