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Multicultural Program

Unity in diversity with Christ as our hope

 

At Covenant College, we learn from the perspectives of each and every student that joins our student body because we believe Jesus Christ makes himself known in diversity. Our diverse student body—comprised of American students in an ethnic minority, international students, and third culture students—promises you a culturally enriching experience.

 

The Multicultural Program, The MCP, coordinated by the Associate Dean of Students for Student Life and led by a group of student leaders, encourages our campus community to appreciate the various cultures and ethnicities in our midst and globally. They provide educational resources and opportunities for celebration for all of campus and create intentional spaces for students in ethnic and cultural minorities.

 

Educational Resources and Celebrations include Heritage Month Celebrations, Conversations about Culture and Race, a weekly Global Prayer Watch email and the Culture Fest celebration in the Spring.

 

Intentional and specific spaces for students in cultural or ethnic minorities on campus include the McRae-Zellner Project for African American students, the Diverso Club for our Hispanic and Latino/a students, and the Mu Kappa Club for Missionary and Third Culture Kids. We also have an ever-growing International Student Support Network which provides resources and encouragement for our students studying here on F-1 visas.

 

Check out @covenantmcp for more about our daily activities and ways to get involved!

 

Bennett Jonathan

“One of my favorite events at Covenant is Culture Fest. I really enjoyed spending time with people and learning more about their different backgrounds and experiences they went through. Playing the Indonesian instrument called “Angklung” with Chi Xin, Davy, Joy, Gaby, Nicholas, John, Senri, Max, Esther, Ella, Ismael, and Mark has been one of the highlights because I enjoyed getting to know more about them through practicing and performing together. I was also excited to share the foods from back home to people here because I feel food can be one of the best ways to know other people’s culture.”
 - Bennett Jonathan '21

Viona Okwii Brown

“I enjoy being a part of the Multicultural Program, which has given me the opportunity to interact with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and participate in many events across the campus. I also enjoy the hall/residence life in which I have found a great community.”
 - Viona Okwii Brown '22