Multicultural Life

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The office of Multicultural Affairs (MCA) strives to support and empower students of all backgrounds. By providing educational and inclusive programming for the Albright community. Our goal is to work with the campus community in order to encourage academic, cultural, and personal growth. We welcome differences in age, race, ethnicity, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and geographic origin.

Contact Information

Tiffany Clayton ’08
Director of Student Involvement and Leadership and Coordinator of Multicultural Programs

Phone: 610-929-6619
Fax: 610-921-7534

Located on the ground floor of the McMillan Student Center, directly across from the mail room.

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About the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Where is the Office of Multicultural Affairs?
The MCA office is located on the ground floor of the McMillan Student Center, directly across from the mail room.

What kinds of programming does the Office of Multicultural Affairs provide?
The MCA Office provides programming relating to different areas of multiculturalism and diversity. Programs sponsored by the MCA Office are aimed at creating a campus community that is characterized by openness, sensitivity, and a willingness and eagerness to learn about and value differences among individuals, groups, cultures, sub cultures and differing perspectives.

Cultural Student Groups/Organizations

African Diaspora
African American Society (AAS)
American Sign Language
Caribbean Culture Club
Gospel Ensemble
Hispanic Culture Club
Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA)
International Students Association (ISA)
Albright Christian Fellowship (ACF)
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Newman Association
Praise Dance Ministry (PDM)
Xion Step and Dance Team

Spring 2019 Programs

Jazz & the Civil Rights Movement
Monday, February 4 at 6:00 PM in Klein Lecture Hall
This presentation will chronicle the music from the turn of the century to present day and highlights various artists, their music, their influence on the evolution of jazz, and their struggles.

Women’s Movement: Then and Now
Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 PM in Klein Lecture Hall
Wanda Copeland, Director, Multicultural Engagement at Alvernia University will be leading a discussion around important events throughout the history of the women’s movement.

Movie showing: Freedom Writers
Wednesday, February 20 at 6:00 PM in Klein Lecture Hall
Freedom writers is a movie about a young teacher who inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school. Professor Teresa Gilliams will be leading a talk back discussion after the movie showing.

Establishing Ethics in a Desensitized World
Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 PM in Klein Lecture Hall
Albright alum Lawrence Claiborne ’11, will be presenting a lecture on the desensitization of society due to the 24 hour news cycle and other cultural factors. The lecture is designed to address the issue of primary and secondary trauma and how it impacts an individual’s ethics and value systems.

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Saturday, March 2 bus leaves from the main lot to Baltimore at 8:00 AM
$5 trip
Co-sponsor: The African American Society
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is a wax museum in Baltimore, Maryland featuring prominent African-American historical figures. Signups will start on Wednesday, February 13th in the campus center.

Tea with Tiffany
Monday, March 11 at 1:00 PM in Jake’s Java
Come enjoy a cup of tea and snacks while engaging in meaningful conversations about life, culture, and what matters to you.

Empowerment Through Art
Wednesday, March 13 at 6:30 PM in Student Center Classroom 1
Come join the Office of Multicultural Affairs in an artistic painting cafe. In this cafe we will use artistic expression to explore issues such as media misrepresentation, social justice and empowerment of women of color. Use this opportunity to paint as a way of exploring your passion about these issues! Light snacks will be served.

International Taste Off
Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 PM in South Lounge- Fireside
The MCA office will be hosting a cooking challenge where students are welcome to create dishes that represent their culture.

Culturally Competent Leadership
Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30 PM in Klein Lecture Hall
Experience Event
Sharon Pitterson-Ogaldez, will be discussing an interactive workshop that provides hands-on learning about how the culture and life experiences of team members affect planning and execution of a group project through role-play. Theories of leadership and cross-cultural awareness will be used to ground and teach skills used in developing knowledge of diversity and creating inclusion.

Diversity Photo
Sunday, April 7 at12:00 PM in front of Masters Hall
Free t-shirts * limited supplies*
Annual diversity week kick off photo taken by prof. John Pankratz.

Tye-dye Diversity
Sunday, April 7 at 1:00 PM following the diversity photo
Free t-shirts * limited supplies*
After the annual photo, we will be tye-dying shirts that will help you learn about yourself and others!

Mending Masculinity
Monday, April 8 at 7:00 PM in the Main Lounge
Mending Masculinity is a collaborative spoken word tour featuring Kavi Ade & Vision. Through performance poetry, generative writing workshops, and critical dialogue the duo utilizes their separate lenses (as a transgender queer person and as a cisgender heterosexual person) to cultivate a conversation that encompasses all forms of masculinity, the performance of gender, and the inherent toxicity of gendered binaries in a patriarchal world.

Diversity Dinner
Wednesday, April 10 at 5:00 PM in the Dining Hall
The MCA office will be hosting its annual diversity dinner highlighting the Irish culture, in a cultural setting where students are able to learn about the country, culture and more.

Cupcakes and Conversations
Monday, April 29 at 3:30 PM in Alumni Hall-Faculty Club
Come join the Office of Multicultural Affairs for cupcakes and a conversation around diversity and inclusion.

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival
Saturday, May 4 the bus leaves the main lot for Philadelphia at 4:00 PM
$5 trip
The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region.