Multicultural Mentorship Program (MMP)

The Multicultural Mentorship program is a peer mentoring program designed and designated for Augusta University's students from minoritized identities. The MMP assists with the first-year transition into the Augusta University community. First-year students will be paired with upper-level students to aid in their adjustment to college life and Augusta University. All participants will engage in social, personal, and professional development opportunities that are exclusive to the program.

MMP applications are now open to first-year students for the 2023-2024 school year!

African American Male Initiative (AAMI)

The African American Male Initiative (AAMI) is a leadership development program designed to cultivate the talents and abilities of African American male students to support their academic and future career goals. Our goal is to promote student success and improve graduation rates through social and academic networks.  Through collaborating with university and community partners, we intend to connect students with others to envision their future, to explore their passions, and to actively engage in their college experience.

AAMI applications are now open to first-year students for the 2023-2024 school year!

APPLY HERE TO join aami


Cultural Competency Training For Students

The MSE provides many opportunities for students in the AU community to learn and develop their level of awareness. Through training and facilitated conversations, we will create an environment where students can obtain a higher level of cultural competency.

Current Training Offerings:

  • Developing Awareness
  • Understanding Power and Privilege
  • Exploring-isms, Phobias and Stereotypes
  • Becoming an Ally
  • Specialized Training Upon Request

Please contact us for more information on these opportunities!

Advocacy & Programming

The Multicultural Student Engagement Office encourages all people to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email in advance of your participation or visit.

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AU Unity Talent Show

A talent show amplifying inclusiveness and cultural awareness! Participants get a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Occurs every fall semester.

  • Returning in October 2023
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Courageous Conversations

Students can engage in this programmatic platform that focuses on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will allow students the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and questions with the featured speaker and with each other. These events begin at 6:00pm on MS Teams unless otherwise noted.


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Cultural Clubfest

This will be an opportunity for our new/returning students to learn more about our identity and culturally based registered student organizations. Join us in the JSAC Breezeway from 11:30am to 1:00pm!

  • January 18. 2023

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Being ____at AU

Connect with our cultural student organization leaders and our Multicultural Student Engagement Center to discover ways to get involved, build community and make AU your home away from home. Occurs every month in the JSAC at 6:00pm.

  • February 2, 2023: Being Black at AU
    • Coffeehouse
  • March 13, 2023 : Being a Woman at AU
    • Coffeehouse
  • April 13, 2023: Being APIDA at AU 
    • Butler

Multicultural Mondays

Students are invited to enjoy a free treat while learning how to get involved in the MSE's upcoming initiatives. Occurs monthly in the JSAC Breezeway or Education Commons from 11:30pm until supplies run out.

  • January 23, 2023: Pizza
    • Ed Commons
  • February 6, 2023: TBD
    • JSAC Breezeway
  • March 20, 2023: TBD
    • Ed Commons
  • April 17, 2023: TBD
    • JSAC Breezeway

Remaining 2023 Spring Events

Multicultural Student Engagement offers events in addition to our reoccurring event series every semester. Please check our Instagram for additional details.

  • January 11, 2023: MSE House Party
    • 11:30am MSE Center
  • February 18, 2023: Night of Noire 
    • 6:00pm JSAC Ballroom
  • February 28, 2023: Black Art Exhibit 
    • 6:00pm JSAC Ballroom
  • May 11, 2023: Multicultural Graduation
    • 6:00pm Amphitheater 

Livin' Life

Students are invited to learn how to integrate holistic wellness practices that promote purposeful choices toward success.Occurs every month in  JSAC Butler at 11:30am unless indicated otherwise.

  • January 31, 2023
  • February 14, 2023
  • March 14, 2023
  • April 25, 2023
    • JSAC Patio

Sista Circle 

These events create a space for Black women to come together as a community to share experiences and find support. All Black women in the AU Community are encouraged to attend. Times and Locations: JSAC at 6:00pm.

  • January 26, 2023: Your Hair Journey
    • Coffeehouse
  • March 23, 2023: Living Our Best Life
    • Ballroom
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Tri-College MLK Birthday Celebration

This annual event is hosted by Augusta University, Paine College and Augusta Technical College. This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration is speaker Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin. He is a historian, author, and professor specializing in the history of the black churches in the United States. He is an acknowledged expert on the Spencer Churches, the oldest black denominations in the country. He is professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University, where he has taught for several decades..

  • January 13th, 2023 at 12:00pm
    • Paine College's Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel