Cultural Competency

Program Description

In an effort to foster an appreciation of other cultures, this initiative involves a multitude of project and events that include, but are not limited to, the celebration of national heritage months.  Supporting Liberty University’s Statement of Mission and Purpose to: 1) Promote an understanding of the Western tradition and the diverse elements of American cultural history, and 2) Contribute to a knowledge and understanding of other cultures and of international events, cultural competency programming is intentional about student development from multicultural awareness → multicultural knowledge → multicultural skills.

•  Multicultural Awareness constitutes those values, attitudes and assumptions essential to working with those culturally different than one’s self

•  Multicultural Knowledge is content knowledge about various cultural groups that is typically not taught in preparation programs

•  Multicultural Skills consist of those behaviors that allow one to effectively apply multicultural awareness and knowledge that has been internalized.   

Program Projects include (but are not limited to):

  • Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15)
  • American Indian Heritage Month (November)
  • African American History Month (February)
  • Irish American Heritage Month (March)
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (April, although nationally celebrated in May)
  • Japanese Language Workshops
  • Cooperation with Center Diversity @ the Jerry Falwell Library

NEW EVENTS ARE COMING SOON FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR!

Check back and contact us to see how you can get involved!