Multicultural Affairs

Cultural Theme Month Celebrations

Each year, Ithaca Colleges celebrates cultural diversity through our Cultural Theme Month celebrations.  Through the collaborative efforts of the Office of Student Engagement and 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) 

Kick off the year and celebrate with us! Through our programs and events, we hope to expand the cultural competence of the Ithaca College Community through awareness and appreciation of Latin American culture and its influence and contributions to American culture. Our events are open to the entire Ithaca College family as we aim to honor, show pride, and respect for Latin American 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.

  • "Not Your (Great White) Father's Mascots: The Rising Visibility of Native American Athletes" with Dr. Michael Taylor. November 4. 7:00pm. Williams 225


  •  "Re-Thinking Thanksgiving" with Perry Ground. November 11. 6:00pm Williams 225


  • "The Lesser Blessed" Film Screening. November 12. 6:30pm. Textor 103


  • "This May be the End" Fim Screening. November 18. 6:30pm. Textor 103


  • Active Minds: "Cultural Perspectives on Mental Health" November 19. 6:00pm. Textor 102.


Black History Month (February)
Join the Ithaca College community as we celebrate and remember the struggle and triumphs of Black people throughout history. Come and 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.