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ALANA Programs and Initiatives

The center is dedicated to supporting a number of programs and initiatives supporting multiculturalism and inclusivity on Colgate’s campus. An appreciation of culture is vital in an increasingly globally focused world.
Students gather around a food table during a Lunar New Year celebration

Heritage Month Celebrations

Various cultural celebrations take place nationally throughout the year, including African American, Hispanic Heritage, Asian Awareness, and Native American History Months. We have space and funding available for students, faculty, and staff to hold cultural events centered on these celebrations.

Breaking Bread

We like to see our student groups collaborate with one another, thereby promoting diversity in campus events at a foundational level. To encourage this, we have funding available for collaborating student organizations to have dinner together.

Student Ambassador Program

Every year we select 10-15 students for our ambassador team. These students are responsible for event planning and the overall operation of the center as they support our goals of multiculturalism and inclusivity. Each student is paid for his or her service.

Contact Us

Please contact us to learn more about our programs or initiatives. Either stop in to see us at the center on campus (campus map), or call us at 315-228-7330.

Alumni of Color (AOC)

We collaborate with Office of Alumni Relations to encourage the engagement of alumni of color on campus. We also strive to create opportunities for current students of color to find mentorship and guidance from Colgate's alumni network. Learn more about this history of ALANA and the AOC, as well as more about the AOC today.

VISION: Multicultural Group Leader Meetings

Each month we bring together the student leadership of multicultural student groups and Colgate fraternities and sororities to discuss programming and campus issues. Our goals are for every student group to support other groups' events, and also to avoid duplication of efforts and services.

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