Multicultural Affairs

The Multicultural Affairs New Student Retreat

"Root Your Future"

The Multicultural Affairs New Student Retreat is an annual retreat weekend that takes place early in the fall semester, off-campus, at a local retreat site. Over the course of 2 days, students will engage in intentional dialogue to explore their respective identities as students of color and how that can shape the undergraduate experience at a PWI (Predominately White Institution). The retreat attendees will also be able to identify additional systems of support through upper-class current students, faculty, staff, academic courses, student organizations, and programs and services provided by Ithaca College as well as the local Ithaca community. During this weekend, students can also expect to work on team building exercises and activities that place emphasis on the importance of community at IC.

This New Student Retreat is a resource that aims to provide students space and opportunity to solidify their personal success, growth, and development while attending Ithaca College. This retreat was designed for students who identify themselves as a person of color as a primary identity. 

This retreat is hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs and is open for all Ithaca College students to apply. ***This year's retreat has been canceled.***