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Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Education!
We live in a dynamic and complex society. Nothing is exactly as it appears. Therefore, the essence of a liberal arts education is to help you gain new ideas and ways of seeing the world; critically reflect, question, and examine information; and acquire skills that will enable you to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The Office of Multicultural Education provides a variety of educational and developmental opportunities to enhance the learning and growth process, which will ultimately lead to increased value of self and others.
We recognize that there are numerous elements of diversity. Every individual should be equally valued. Because, diversity at every level is complex and deserves rigorous attention, the Office of Multicultural Education focuses primarily on racial/ethnic diversity. Although other departments at Hope are specialized in different areas of diversity, including foci on physical challenges, religion, sexual orientation, and gender, we advocate and support the efforts towards respect and equality for all individuals regardless of their differences.
Multicultural Education is all encompassing - it includes EVERYONE. We are committed to providing support and guidance to all students as well as the campus community as we seek to make the Hope community a place where everyone can grow and learn together.