Cultural Competency

Program Description

In an effort to foster an appreciation of other cultures, this initiative involves a multitude of projects 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)
  • African American History Month (February)
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (April, although nationally celebrated in May)

Deliberative Dialogues

What is a Deliberative Dialogue?
Deliberative Dialogues give the campus community the opportunity to learn about culturally diverse, historical, and/or current topics.  These dialogues are facilitated by LU faculty or university guests who are experts in their field.  Come prepared to learn and involve yourself in a discussion to better understand the world we live in.