Multicultural Affairs

Our Mission

We promote multiculturalism throughout the campus community by delivering a variety of educational programs and services advocating for social justice and diversity.

Services provided for students include:

  • Specific assistance and consultation related to the academic and personal success of students
  • Multicultural activities and programs for the University and local community
  • Addressing multicultural/diversity issues and concerns of individuals and groups
  • Supporting the ongoing development of multicultural and LGBTQ student organizations

A Diverse Community

Willamette University is a diverse community that provides equal opportunity in employment, activities, and its academic programs. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status with regard to pregnancy, disability or age. For further information and contacts to address questions related to equal opportunity, view Non Discrimination.

Annual Featured Events

August: Ohana

Start your college experience as part of a smaller, intimate group focused on the transitional needs of new multicultural students. Move into your Residence Hall early and take care of the things you will need to do before school begins.

January: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Willamette University Honors Dr. King on the National Holiday. Celebrate Dr. King’s national holiday and birthday.


March: Annual Pow wow

Native Arts and Crafts
Food Vendors
Dancers
Drum Groups
Raffle - Grand Prize Pendleton Blanket


April: Annual Lu'au
An evening of entertainment and sharing culture from our home to yours for the entire family! We have different themes each year.


Salem Multicultural Food, Shop and Resources Guide [Doc]