Multicultural Affairs

Cultural Theme Month Celebrations

Each year, Ithaca Colleges celebrates cultural diversity through our Cultural Theme Month celebrations.  Through the collaborative efforts of Multicultural Affairs, departments such as the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, & Ethnicity and the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services, and student organizations like the African Latino Society, Asian American Alliance, IC Natives, and PODER, programs and events present various opportunities to learn, educate, experience, and appreciate different aspects of different cultures. Programs have included lectures, Identity discussion panels, film screenings, cultural arts presentations, and more. 

Latino Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
Start the year off by celebrating Latin culture. Through our programs and events, we hope that people get a better understanding, respect and appreciation of how people of Latin descent and Latin culture affect and contribute to the American culture, and show pride and respect in their own culture.

Native American Month (November)
Ithaca College celebrates the rich history and cultures of the natives of our land. Our campus comes together for several events, lectures and other programs to commemorate the influence native cultures have had on our lives and the history of our country.


Black History Month (February)
Join the Ithaca College community as we celebrate and remember the struggle and triumphs of Black people throughout history. Come learn about this diverse community and honor its heroes. Our programs aim to help bring an understanding to this history and what it means for all of us even today.


Focus Asia Month (April)
Help us take the time to recognize the achievements and celebrate the history and richness of the Asian culture. This month is packed with spectacular programs and events to showcase many different aspects of Asian culture and educate us all on issues of current Asian culture pertinent to our society today.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations for all events sponsored out of OSEMA's Multicultural Affairs should contact us at  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.