The purpose of the Center for Multicultural Enrichment is to unify the various cultural and ethnic populations on the campus by overcoming divisions. The Center serves as an advocate to minority students and seeks to celebrate cultural diversity by offering experiential learning opportunities to all students.
The Minority & International Student Office (MISO), recognized today as, the Center for Multicultural Enrichment (Center4ME), was founded in 1992 by Greg Dowell and Bruce Traeger, former Dean and Associate Vice President of Student Development.
Dowell and Traeger established Center4ME in response to student requests for an office that would; facilitate the specific needs of minority and international students and plan culturally-diverse programs for Liberty’s student body.
MISO had humble beginnings with the organization of a peer mentoring program responsible for hosting Black History events and planning an annual international food festival.
MISO underwent a major reorganization in April 2004 with the inception of the C. Daniel Kim International Student Center (ISC). This center was established to specifically meet the needs of the international student population and this initiative opened the door for the restructuring of MISO.
MISO was renamed the Center for Multicultural Enrichment to better reflect and affirm our purpose statement of promoting unity and celebrating cultural diversity.
Liberty University is committed to supporting cultural diversity on campus. Many enhancements have been made to the Center4ME including; additional professional staff, graduate assistantships and increased office space.
Center4ME is a growing department and we are always looking for ways to increase diversity and unity among the student population at Liberty.