Multicultural Student Development
Bluffton University Multicultural Student Development Center provides services, programs and opportunities that promote the involvement and development of all students.
Specifically, the multicultural student development center:
- promotes understanding and sensitivity to the values of a diverse college community
- seeks to address the unique needs of under-represented groups within the student body
- educates the college community about the changing profile of our student body
- promotes leadership development of students of color through education, experience and involvement
MSO is the combination of two former groups on campus, the African American Student Organization (AASO) and The Bluffton Latina Society (BLS).
“What I want it to do more of is create that sense of family to where all students feel like they have support,” said director Tyson Goings. “And if they ever need help, they know they can go to other group members or they can reach out to me for whatever support is needed in whatever aspect of life.”" >>> Building family through discussion and diversity
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Center hours: Monday -- Friday from 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Location: The Multicultural Student Development Center is located in the Hirschy Breezeway.
The Multicultural Student Development Center was established in the early 1970s to promote academic and personal growth and development of minority and international students enrolled at Bluffton University.
Program H.O.M.E. (Hope, Opportunity, Mentorship and Education) matches incoming students of color with upper class mentors to help new students become better oriented into the Bluffton community.
The Bluffton University Community Enrichment Grant is awarded to promising students who are underrepresented on the Bluffton campus.
International Connection (ICon) is a gathering of friends from around the world. There is no official membership but rather an open invitation to all students to develop friendships that thrive beyond planned activities.