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Multicultural Program

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 of color, international students, and third culture students—promises you a culturally enriching experience.

 

The Multicultural Program brings together students of diverse backgrounds to share their cultural experiences with the Covenant community. The program is coordinated by the associate dean of students for student life and seven upperclassmen student leaders who seek to support and invest in each individual through various means.

 

The mission of the students in the program is to grow into their identity and responsibility as global Christians, and to sharpen their knowledge of biblical truths in regards to God's kingdom. Using their unique skills, dispositions, and values, they intend to serve effectively in a pluralistic world and to invite the Covenant community to embrace Christ's command to be unified. They also seek to lovingly and faithfully support and invest in students of diverse backgrounds as they enter into and continue to be a part of the Covenant community.

The program addresses the entire well-being of every student through a range of student-driven activities, including:

 

  • regular fellowship
  • bowling nights
  • dinner and a movie nights
  • speakers
  • student-led chapel programs
  • Culture Fest: an annual celebration featuring various ethnic, linguistic and cultural styles of singing, dancing and dress, and concluding with a rich feast of international foods

 

Bennett Jonathan

“One of my favorite event 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
Sarah Ocando, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Multicultural Program, encouraged the Covenant community to remember that unity is one of Christ's primary goals for his church.