Multicultural Student Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs offers resources, opportunities and advocacy for all students within the Benedictine communities. As a division of Student Life, we celebrate our rich diversity in order to cultivate a welcoming environment where everyone can learn, grow and thrive.

Our goal is to enhance access, diversity, equity and inclusion on campus and to elevate the student experience of historically marginalized and systematically underserved populations. We do this by:

  • Serving members of the Benedictine campus communities who have experienced racism, ableism, sexism, ageism, homophobia, xenophobia or any form(s) of discriminatory actions attributed to one’s identity.
  • Offering training and performing outreach to prevent issues of bias, discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
  • Providing guidance and support to culturally identified student organizations.
  • Collaborating with student groups to develop educational and cultural events and programs.
  • Fostering leadership and development opportunities.
  • Empowering students to develop their own decision-making and solution-oriented skills.
  • Advising students in the academic, personal, cultural, social and financial areas of their lives.
  • Providing students in crises with appropriate and relevant resources toward the help they need.
  • Advocating for students on Benedictine’s policies and procedures that may impact their educational experience.

Hate/Bias Training

Starting Sept. 13, 2022, all Benedictine University students will be required to complete Hate/Bias Training. Students who do not complete the training by Dec. 23, 2022, will have a “Hold” on their account. This online training will be available in your D2L ongoing courses. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at [email protected]

Hate/Bias Reporting Form

Safe Space

The purpose of the Safe Space program is to help faculty/staff develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to make our campus more welcoming and inclusive to LGBTQ+ individuals and communities.

Visit Safe Space