Multi-Cultural Affairs

Multi-Cultural Affairs

Students from a variety of cultures add welcomed diversity to the campus of UVa-Wise. Students have opportunities for leadership development, academic and personal growth, added awareness of their own cultural histories, and the experience of enriching the knowledge of cultural and ethnic diversity to all.


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Multi-Cultural Affairs coordinates and/or collaborates on a variety of campus events and programs throughout each academic year.  Lectures, forums, fashion shows, and even dining events educate campus community members about specific cultures, celebrate national holidays, and otherwise bring opportunities for diverse learning to UVa-Wise.

The longest-running program coordinated by Multi-Cultural Affairs are events in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr., including a soul food dinner, commemorative walk, and a public lecture attended by members of the campus and local communities.

Additionally, each February, a variety of events are held in celebration and recognition of Black History Month.

While there are numerous opportunities for students to get involved with cultural opportunities at UVa-Wise, one significant way is to join the Multi-Cultural Alliance (MCA). This organization is open to all students and offers the chance to share knowledge of cultures and traditions with the entire campus community. Trips, dinners and other campus events are only part of MCA’s agenda for enriching the UVa-Wise campus environment.

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For more information about Multi-Cultural Affairs and opportunities for enriching the campus community, contact Witold Wolny at