Multicultural Student Programs

Mission Statement

Marian University's Multicultural Center (MMCC), part of the Student Success & Engagement program, was created to further the university's vision. The MMCC’s goal is to develop and create stronger, more culturally competent transformative leaders in their service to the world. The MMCC is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion throughout campus, both in and out of the classroom, chapels, residence halls, offices, labs, as well as in the greater Indianapolis community.

We practice Franciscan values, specifically dignity of the individual, peace and justice, responsible stewardship, and reconciliation. Engaging in diversity and multiculturalism requires a respectful, inclusive environment grounded in critical thinking and promotes interaction, communication, and collaboration. These aspects produce an environment of diversity and inclusion, which also promote social justice, and intensify the education and work experience by exposing and challenging us to consider the experiences and perspectives of others.

We welcome ALL students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members to the MMCC, while specifically supporting and celebrating underrepresented populations as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, faith, ideology, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, and abilities.


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