Learn about multicultural and intercultural opportunities

Are you passionate about multicultural and intercultural experiences? Do you want to learn about leadership opportunities and service and civic engagement experiences related to diversity, inclusion, and identity? Then join us for An Inside Look!

To sign up, log in to myIthaca (then click on the events tab). Call us at (607) 274-3124 or (800) 429-4274 if you have questions. 

Schedule

2:00–2:30 p.m.

Program Check-in
North Entrance, Philips Hall

2:30–2:55 p.m.

Welcome Address
Emerson Suites, Philips Hall
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Director, Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change (IDEAS)
Michele Lenhart, Director, Office for Student Engagement
Luca Maurer, LGBTQ Education Outreach and Services

3:00–4:00 p.m.

WORKSHOP SESSION I 

Accepted students, families, and guests will choose one session to attend:

Serve | Learn | Engage
Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Presenters: Michele Lenhart and current Ithaca College students

Have an in-depth discussion about ways you can become involved with the campus community around issues related to diversity, inclusion, and identity. You’ll hear more about pre-semester signature programming; student leadership opportunities like the Social Action Leadership Retreat; and service and social justice.
or

Advocacy and Activism at Ithaca College
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Presenters: Dr. Nia Nunn, Associate Professor, Department of Education, and current Ithaca College students

Learn more about how IC students advocate for issues of importance and what it means to be an activist at Ithaca College. We’ll explore examples of past and present student activism at IC, outcomes of those events, and how the college supports students in these efforts.

4:05–5:05 p.m.

WORKSHOP SESSION II

InstaChats: My Leadership Story (for accepted students)
Clark Lounge, Campus Center
Presenters: Courtney Owens, Assistant Director of Leadership Programs, Office of Student Engagement, and current Ithaca College students:

  • Jeremiah Sheppert '21, IDEAS Peer Educator

  • JC Kuo '19, President's Host
  • Kat McSherry '21, Student Leadership Consultant
  • Zaira Sylvain '19, Campus Center Operations Manager

Connect with current students to learn more about the diversity of para-professional roles on campus that relate to our work around identity, diversity, and inclusion. Students will share their own Ithaca College stories, lessons they’ve learned, how they became leaders, and how their involvement on campus has heightened their college experience.

Campus Partner Panel (for families and guests)
Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center
Presenters:
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, Director, Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Social Change (IDEAS)
Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor and Director for the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
Julie Hickman-Godoy, Associate Director, Student Financial Services
Samantha Stafford, Assistant Director of Residential Education and Assessment
Jacqueline Winslow, Director, New Student and Transition Programs

Families and guests are invited to ask questions and meet select members of the IC community who support students and their success.

5:00 p.m.

Rainbow Reception (optional)
Emerson Suites, Philips Hall
The Rainbow Reception is a cultural celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students.

Admitted students and their guests who wish to celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA+ and allied seniors and graduate students are welcome and should indicate their interest in attending on the reimbursement request form sent via email to participating students. 

5:15–7:00 p.m.

Dinner (optional)
Terrace Dining Hall