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The Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship provides co-curricular and educational experiences that engage the Saint Louis University community by broadening knowledge of diversity, multiculturalism and social justice. Additionally, we provide support for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Workshops and Multicultural Education
  • Student Organization Advising
  • Student Mentoring
  • Retention and Support Services

Black Male Excellence Leadership Conference

As a member institution within The Saint Louis Regional Consortium of Higher Education Initiatives Supporting Black Male Success, the Saint Louis University Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship and African American Males Scholars Program hosted the Third Annual Black Male of Excellence Leadership Virtual Conference on February 6, 2021.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Program is a competitive award granted to undergraduate students committed to social justice, academic success, service, leadership and cultural awareness experiences. Each of these characteristics equips our scholarship recipients to develop their potential as agents of positive social change. The Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship staff supports and advises students in the program.

Application Requirements

  • Be a current freshman, sophomore or junior
  • SLU student with a minimum of 24 credit hours by the end of the spring 2023 semester 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing

African American Male Scholars Initiative (AAMS)

This program offers services and experiences that connect black male students to University, social and community resources that will facilitate their academic and personal success. The AAMS Initiative offers peer education and mentoring, transition and leadership workshops, advocacy, support and referrals to campus and community resources. The goal is to aid in retaining and graduating African American male students at Saint Louis University. For more information about the AAMS Initiative, please contact

Audre Lorde Scholars Program

The Audre Lorde Scholars Program is designed to support students who self-identify as Women of Color while facilitating networking, community and social opportunities. The program provides a communal and uplifting space for scholars to openly discuss through an intersectional lens the experiences and challenges that Women of Color face as it relates to race and gender in predominantly white and male environments. Audre Lorde Scholars meet regularly throughout the academic school year and are partnered with SLU faculty and staff who serve as mentors. The Audre Lorde Scholars Women Symposium occurs at the end of the year, and its purpose is to bring together college women leaders from across the St. Louis region to participate in a half day of interactive workshops, presentations and speakers with a focus on women's issues while amplifying women's voices and stories. For more information about the Audre Lorde Scholars Program, please contact

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The Safe Zone ally development program helps students, faculty, and staff to learn the skills and competencies needed to develop an active allyship with the LGBTQ+ community. Through education, advocacy, skill development, and relationship building, Safe Zone works to build a campus climate that is safe for all members of the SLU community. Informational sessions and trainings for specialized groups (e.g. department staff, student groups, etc.) are available, and we offer several open training sessions throughout the year.  For more information or to request a training, contact

Multicultural Education Workshops

The Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship coordinates and facilitates diversity trainings and workshops for students, faculty and staff throughout the SLU community. These trainings, often tailored to the organization or department, provide participants with opportunities to discuss and engage in experiential activities that increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to diversity, social justice, identity, and intercultural communication. If you are interested in coordinating training or workshops for your group or organization, please contact

Students of Color Leadership Retreat

The Students of Color Leadership Retreat is designed for students who self-identify as a Person of Color. The retreat is designed to fortify students in leadership roles on campus and beyond while making meaningful connections through shared experiences. Participants will also critically examine various issues and isms that relate to attending a predominantly white space while living among a multicultural and diverse community. These goals are accomplished through personal reflection and community-building exercises that help students identify as social change agents. For more information about the Students of Color Leadership Retreat, email Register for the retreat at