The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to recognizing the histories, cultures, experiences, and contributions of diverse populations. Through cultural programming, OMA supports the University of Dayton’s academic mission by providing educational opportunities that assist students in exploring new experiences while also enhancing their understanding of their cultural identity. In collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and the Dayton community, OMA seeks to provide thought-provoking co-curricular programming that supports the personal development of all students, while also influencing the campus climate.
Individuals that participate in Cultural Heritage Month programming will:
- learn new knowledge about their culture.
- learn new knowledge about a culture different than their own.
- be exposed to diverse perspectives and experiences that will affirm their cultural identity.
- be exposed to experiences that complement the academic curriculum.
The following national cultural heritage months are celebrated at UD:
Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15
Native Peoples Celebration – October (Recognized nationally in November)
Black History Month – February
Asian American Heritage Month – April (Recognized nationally in May)