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.