Main Menu

Multicultural Student Affairs Programming 2018-2019

Upcoming Events

Fall 2018

Multicultural Student Affairs Trivia Table: Hispanic Heritage

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Shepherd University, Student Center, Ram’s Den

Each month, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will be sponsoring a trivia table where students have the opportunity to win prizes for answering a few quick questions surrounding a specific topic. This month’s topic will include questions relating to Hispanic Heritage month, so make sure you stop by!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

safeTALK

Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Shepherd University, Student Center, Cumberland Room

safeTALK is a three-hour alertness training that prepares anyone over the age of 15, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Learning Goals and Objectives

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn how to do the following:

*   Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present

*   Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked

*   Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide

*   Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe

*   Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help

Training features include the following:

*   Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer

*   Access to support from a local community resource person

*   Powerful audiovisual learning aids

*   The simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe

*   Hands-on skills practice and development

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Voter Registration Table

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Shepherd University Student Center, Ram’s Den

Midterm elections (and exams) are happening soon! Are you registered to vote? If you are 18 years-old or older and have not registered to vote please visit the Rams Den on Tuesday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and register to vote!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shepherd University, Midway

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Program Board are hosting a Hispanic Heritage Festival to showcase different cultural aspects of our students that positively contribute to our campus community and beyond. During the event, there will be music, crafts, food, games, and more!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and Program Board

Rams Rally for Respect

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Shepherd University, Amphitheater

Rams Rally for Respect will address racism, xenophobia, sexual violence, trafficking, and more. Our goal is to empower students to be passionate about standing up against all kinds of abuses. The event will explore dismantling discriminatory power structures by owning diversity and always questioning and refusing to be complacent with systems and situations that oppress marginalized populations.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and RisingLOVE

Coming Out Panel

Wednesday, October 10 from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.

Shepherd University, Student Center, Storer Ballroom

The Coming Out Panel is a discussion based program designed to increase awareness about the diversity of different sexual orientations and gender identities through peer contact and conversation with audience members, as well as a chance for often silenced voices to speak out and be visible on campus.

Stop by at our table to pick up some helpful resources and awesome pride gear!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Gender Sexuality Alliance

National Coming Out Day 2018

Thursday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m

Shepherd University, Student Center, Ram’s Den

Stop by at our table to pick up some helpful resources and awesome pride gear!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Gender Sexuality Alliance

Multicultural Student Affairs Trivia Table: Ableism and Neurodiversity

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Shepherd University, Student Center, Ram’s Den

Each month, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will be sponsoring a trivia table where students have the opportunity to win prizes for answering a few quick questions surrounding a specific topic. This month’s topic will include questions relating to ableism and neurodiversity, so make sure you stop by!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

Multicultural Student Affairs Trivia Table: Native American Heritage

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Shepherd University, Student Center, Ram’s Den

Each month, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will be sponsoring a trivia table where students have the opportunity to win prizes for answering a few quick questions surrounding a specific topic. This month’s topic will include questions relating to Native American Heritage month, so make sure you stop by!

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs