Cultural Competency

Program Description

In an effort to foster an appreciation of other cultures, this initiative involves a multitude of projects and opportunities that include, but are not limited to, the celebration of national Recognition Months. We supporting the 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. 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)
  • African American History Month (February)
  • Women's History Month (March)
  • Lecture Series
  • Alternative Convocation