Supporting Multicultural Programs and Events
Multicultural Student Center for Equity & Justice (MSCEJ) hosts programs and events that foster community and reflection, and support students' desires to build social justice and equity leadership skills.
Through collaboration with student organizations, these events highlight the cultural backgrounds and needs of historically marginalized student populations. MSCEJ also offers equity and social justice-focused training for students, faculty and staff.
With the help from funds raised during last year’s Giving Day, MSCEJ was able to buy stoles for the graduating roadrunners who participated in the Ujima, Lavender, and Dreamers Graduation Celebrations.
“I think what’s really powerful about MSCEJ events, is witnessing how much people enjoy seeing their identities being represented. It’s also wonderful to see people learn more about an identity that is outside their own.”
- Difficult Conversations participant
The Multicultural Advisory Council, advised by MSCEJ, will use funds earned during Giving Day 2023 to increase the collaborations and funds provided to identity and cultural organizations at UTSA. Donations will also continue to enhance the graduation celebrations held in December and May each year.
The first 10 donors to the Multicultural Events Fund will be put in a drawing for a MSCEJ swag basket.
Multicultural Events, Service Opportunities and Alternative Breaks, and Wellbeing and Mental Health Initiatives programs are connected to two Giving Day 2023 challenges:
- Senior Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students LT Robinson will cosplay a Disney Villain chosen by students if we reach a combined 75 total donors to these programs on the last day of class for Spring 2023. If we reach a combined 120 total donors to these programs, she will cosplay again with a surprise character during Roadrunner Days.
- If these programs reach a combined 60 individual donors, it will unlock an anonymous donation of $10,000 to the Birds Up for Barry fund, which supports Student Affairs programs, events and traditions.