Our Mission

Inclusion & Multicultural Services (IMS) creates and fosters an all-inclusive campus community that cultivates a safe and welcoming environment for underrepresented student populations. IMS promotes academic and personal growth, through mentoring, multicultural and LGBTQA programs, and campus wide initiatives. Our department instills a respect for diversity through our commitment to equity and justice. 

Our Vision

Inclusion and Multicultural Services is committed towards creating an inclusive, affirming and just campus community.

National Conference on Leadership and Diversity

Thursday & Friday, April 22nd & 23rd, 2016 

Northern Arizona University will host its first National Conference on Leadership and Diversity on April 22nd & 23rd 2016 in cooperation with The Associated Students for Women's Issues annual women's leadership conference. The conference, which will be held on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 is themed: “We Are All Seeds: See Diversity Through Our Eyes”. This encompasses topics such as, but not limited to, stereotypes; anti-blackness; LGBTQIAP; intersecting identities; school to prison pipeline; the prison industrial complex; machismo; ableism; homelessness, expanding higher education for students of color and LGBTQIA students, social movements and activism, and portrayals of cultural histories. In addition to the conference we will also feature the “Tunnel of Oppression,” a series of installments depicting forms of oppression and injustice followed by discussion and reflection.

Tunnel of Oppression

Friday April 22nd, 2016

The Tunnel of Oppression is an event that will be held as the first part of NCDL’s two-day conference. The Tunnel of Oppression is an immersive, first-hand encounter of different forms of oppression. This will include interactive monologues, fine art and multimedia presentations that depict themes such as ability, class, body image, immigration, homophobia, religious oppression, relationship violence, sexism and race. Following the Tunnel, participants will partake in a processing session to discuss their experiences and learn how as a community we could rethink our role, re-imagine how we could create positive social change, and how, both independently and as a community, we could put our thoughts into action. 

What's Happening In IMS

Black History Month:
February 1, 2016 - Step Afrika - Prochnow Auditorium - 6:30 pm - Doors open at 6pm - Free tickets available at University Union Box Office
February 6, 2016 - Ted Johnson Lecture Series: THE MYTH OF POST-RACIAL AMERICA - Ashurst Auditorium - 6:00 pm
February 7, 2016 - Taste of Soul - Murdoch Center - 2:30 pm
February 10, 2016 - Bring Down the Walls - University Union- Oak Creek (2nd Floor) - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
February 12, 2016 - Mardi Gras Dance - Havasupai  - 8:00 pm
February 14, 2016 - NAU Gospel Concert - Prochnow Auditorium - 2:00 pm - Free tickets available at University Union Box Office
February 17, 2016 - SEMBENE! A documentary - Cline Library - 7:00 pm - Free and open to the public
February 23, 2016 - Reel Talk: HOLE IN THE HEAD - International Pavilion - 6:30 pm
Black History Month program is sponsored by Inclusion & Multicultural Services, Ethnic Studies, and Black Student Union.