Support

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.

For more information, please email: The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement.

2023-2024 MMP Mentor Applications will be open soon! 

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.

Apply Here to be a AAMI Mentee

Education

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 Trainings 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 mse@augusta.edu in advance of your participation or visit.

talent show

AU Unity Talent Show

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

  • November 18th 6pm
weeks of welcome

Being ___ at AU: Weeks of Welcome Edition

Join us for Weeks of Welcome and 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.

These event begin at 12:00pm and take place in the  JSAC Hardy Room.

  • Fall 2022 Dates:
    • August 25th (Being APIDA)
    • September 1st (Being LGBTQ+)
    • September 8th (Being Black)
    • September 25th (Being LatinX)
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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.

cultural club

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!

  • August 30th
movie night

Drive-In Movie Night: Get On Up & Get Out!

We kicked off spring semester with a double-feature drive-in movie night, with Get On Up! and Get Out. Be on the look out for our Spring Movie Night!

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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 JSAC Coffeehouse at 6 pm.

  • October 6: Being LatinX at AU
  • October 26 : Being LGBTQ+ at AU
  • November 9: Being First Gen at AU
mondays

Multicultural Mondays

Students are invited to enjoy free donuts or snacks from different countries while learning how to get involved in AU’s multicultural initiatives. Occurs twice a month in the JSAC Breezeway or Education Commons from 11:30 pm until supplies run out

Times and locations

  • August 22nd (JSAC Breezeway) & 29th (Ed Commons)
  • September 12th(JSAC Breezeway) & 26th (Ed Commons)
  • October 3rd (JSAC Breezeway) & 24 (Ed Commons)
  • November 7th (JSAC Breezeway) & 28 (Ed Commons)
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Multicultural Student Organization Roundtable Meetings 

All registered student organization Presidents that have an identity or cultural focus are invited to meet and discuss collaborations, initiatives and their experiences. Meetings take place in the JSAC Hardy Room at 12 pm.

  • TBD
students

Livin' Life

Students are invited to learn how to integrate holistic wellness practices that promote purposeful choices toward success.

  • January 31st, 2023
  • February 14th
  • March 14th
  • April 11th
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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 Coffeehouse at 6pm

  • Dates: October 27th

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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. Roscoe Williams, the first African American faculty or staff to be hired at Augusta College in 1970. He will deliver the keynote address.

  • January 13th, 2023