Multicultural Students

The Student Center for Equity and Inclusion creates programs for Multicultural students which includes APIDWA (Asian), Black or African American, Indeginous, Latinx, and International. The purpose for these programs is to promote cross-cultural learning and allyship, build community, and help our students develop a sense of belonging and find their place here at UR. Please see below a list of reoccuring programs for students within our multicultural community and follow this page for upcoming events.
  • Multicultural Student Programs

    Men/Masculinity of Color Affinity Group

    This group is open to all multicultural students that identify as male or as having masculine gender expression. They meet twice a month as a way to bond and open about how their identity may be impacting them at UR. Please see the Affinity Group page for more information about meeting dates and times.

    Shades of Pride

    Shades of Pride is an affinity group bringing together multicultural LGBTQ+ students at UR. Affinity group meetings are held biweekly and serve as an affirming space for student led dialogue and empowerment. Please see the Affinity Group page for more inforamtion about meeting dates and how to join. 


    Thrive is a program for multicultural students of all classes and serves as a way for this student group to meet regularly to buld community, share lived experiences, and explore their identity. Meetings are once monthly and encourage discussion through fun activities that allow students to open up and get to know each other. 

    Cultural Kickbacks

    Cultural kickbacks happen in the Multicultural Student Space once a month and is coordinated by student employees of the Student Center for Equity and Inclusion. Each kickback has food that highlights a certain culture within the Multicultural community as well as great music. Cultural kickbacks are open to all students that are open to learning from and meeting different people than themselves.  


    For additional information about these programs and others please contact Dani Dho Roberts, Associate Director for Multicultural Programs & Support. 

  • African American/Black Student Programs

    The university has 4 student organizations (Black Student Union, Black Student Coalition, Sankofa, West Indian Lynk) that specifically focus on bringing together and advocating for Black students at UR. Please visit Presence to learn more about how to join these organzitions and others. 

    Black Womens’ Affinity Group

    The Black Women’s affinity group convenes Black students that identify as a woman or as having feminie gender expression. This affinity group meets twice a month and is facilitated by upperclass students and a faculty member. The group is small as a way to encourage deeper dailogue around ived experiences as a Black woman at UR. 

    Black Greek Letter Organizations (Divine 9)

    Currently, the University of Richmond supports three Black Greek lettered organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Aplha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. The purpose for these fraternities and sororities is to provide community for Black students and continue to uplift each other and the city they reside in to create service opportunities and civic engagement efforts. We welcome thsoe who wish to join these organizations to chat with their members and stay up to date for any upcoming interest meetings. 

    Black Excellence Gala

    The Black Excellence gala is a formal event that happens annually during Black History Month. The gala is a celebration of the resilience and contributions of the Black community through arts, scholarship, community service, and activism. Campus faculty, staff, students, and Alumni are all welcome to celebrate the acheivements of our Black community at UR. 

    Black Excellence Gala: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
  • Latinx Student Programs

    Cafe Con Leche

    Cafe Con Leche is an ongoing program that happens each month and brings together faculty, staff, and students in the Latinx community and allies. This space serves as a great place for Latinx students to get to know each other and meet faculty and staff they share the same identity with. We play games, have amazing Latinx food, and create culturally specific arts and crafts. 


    These are a discussion series for Latinx students and their allies to engage in topics about Latinx identity, cultures, and socio-political happenings. This space is an opportunity for community members to relate, celebrate, and congregate together while learning about the diverse aspects of Latinx experience. 

    Fall Dates:

    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 4:30 to 6:00pm in the Multicultural Space

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 4:30 to 6:00pm in the Multicultural Space

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 4:30 to 6:00pm in the Multicultural Space


    For questions about upcoming Latinx programs and support, contact the Assistant Director of Latinx Student Support Dafne Luna.

  • APIDWA (Asian) Student Programs
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