The Cross Cultural Center was established in 2002 to support the College’s efforts to attract, recruit, and serve both students of color and international students. Our mission is to create and sustain an environment that encourages and embraces the contributions of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Our mission at Assumption College is to introduce our students to new ideas, new people, new experiences and a broader world view. We offer an open invitation to grow.
The Cross-Cultural Center (Center) serves as s community center for students, staff and faculty to enhance their multicultural awareness and participate in educational programming. It is an inclusive and safe space for community members to explore their own identities and learn about other races, cultures and religions.
Additionally, the Center collaborates and works in partnership with a variety of College departments, clubs and organizations to sponsor awareness programs, lectures, workshops, retreats and performances that explore the shared and unique experiences of the members of our community. The Center staff also work in partnership with faculty to develop programs that enhance cross-cultural understanding and emphasize human dignity, solidarity and the importance of working for justice of all people.
In addition to offering campus-wide programming on diversity-related issues, we advise, advocate and support Assumption’s ALANA (African-, Latino/Hispanic-, Asian-, and Native-American ) Network a student run organization that plans multicultural programs and activities for students, and participate and collaborate in the ALANA Support Network that connects the various colleges and universities in the Worcester Consortium.