The Multicultural and Diversity program at Trevecca advances the recognition and appreciation of our diverse community, promotes multicultural education across campus, strives to ensure the retention and success of underrepresented students, and fosters a supportive, inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff.
This program coordinates with Futuro, a professional association for Latino college students, Namaste, an international student club, Rebecca Merrick as the international student advisor, and other people and departments on campus to provide programming that celebrates our diverse cultures and provides support for international students.
Some programming includes: Futuro Fiesta, Taste the Nations (cultural dinner and performances), film forums, International Education Week, International Women’s Day, Black History Month, and many more events and learning opportunities.
One exciting experience is the Southern Culture, Music, and Civil Rights Tour offered on a rotating basis. This trip takes students to Memphis, Tennessee, Clarksdale and Jackson Mississippi, New Orleans, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, and Muscle Shoals Alabama. Students visit the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorrain Motel, Sun Studios, Congo Square, MLK parsonage, Poverty Law Center, Rosa Parks Museum, and many more civil rights and music history locations and experiences. We are able to walk through Martin Luther King Jr.’s home with a lady who knew him as her pastor, walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma after spending time worshiping with a local African American congregation, as well as visit many significant musical landmarks along the way.