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The Cross Cultural Center 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 and African American Males Scholars Program will host the 3rd Annual Black Male of Excellence Leadership Virtual Conference on February 6, 2021, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Due to the financial challenges of COVID-19, there will not be an attendance fee this year.

Learn More and Register Here

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 CCC staff supports and advises students in the program.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship application is now open for current SLU students. The application is open from April 19 to April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Richard Marks

Apply Here

Application Requirements

  • Be a current freshmen, sophomore or junior
  • SLU student with a minimum of 24 credit hours by the end of the spring 2021 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 the retention and graduation of African American male students at Saint Louis University. For more information about the AAMS Initiative, please contact aams@slu.edu.

Audre Lorde Scholars Program

This program is designed to support SLU students who self-identify as women of color. The Audre Lorde Scholars Program is a sibling program to the African American Male Scholars Initiative (AAMS) and facilitates networking, community and social opportunities and resources to provide a cultivating environment for women of color on campus. This programmatic initiative is set to launch in the 2020-2021 academic year.

SafeZone

The Safe Zone ally development program helps students, faculty, and staff to learn the skills and competencies needed to develop in active allyship with the LGBTQ+ community. Through education, advocacy, skill development, and relationship building, Safe Zone works to build a campus climate which 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 a number of open training sessions throughout the year.  For more information or to request a training, contact safezone@slu.edu.

Multicultural Education Workshops

The CCC 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 ccc@slu.edu.