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Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

Cultural Heritage Month Programming

The University of Dayton and the Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center is committed to recognizing the histories, cultures, experiences, and contributions of diverse populations. Through cultural programming, MEC 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, MEC seeks to provide thought-provoking co-curricular programming that supports the personal development of all students, while also influencing the campus climate. 

Educate, Empower, Engage

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 mission of the University.

The following national cultural heritage months are celebrated at UD: 


Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15-October 15


Native American Heritage Month - November


Black History Month – February


Asian and Pacific American Heritage – April


Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0318