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Diversity at Marist

Resources for Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Diversity

The Marist community is comprised of people from all cultures and backgrounds, and we believe the College is at its best when it reflects the great diversity in our nation and the world.  From the annual Mon Afrique and Diwali celebrations to guest speakers like Cornel West and Reyna Grande, Marist is a mosaic of traditions, ideas, and lived experiences.  As a community of learners, we are stronger because of our diversity, the educational experience is richer, and students are better prepared to take their place as leaders in today‚Äôs complex society.

Resources at Marist: 

  • Center for Multicultural Affairs - Plans and implements educational, cultural, social programs on diversity to facilitate cross cultural dialogue for the entire campus. The CMA houses resources for racial, ethnic, and cultural education.

  • Marist College Weiss Language Center - Provides teaching resources for current and aspiring teachers of world languages and resources for research and grants.

  • The Race and Gender Reading Group - Race and gender affect us all, whether one is relatively privileged by one's race or gender identification or not. The Race and Gender Reading Group (RGRG) aims to contribute to the campus discussion of these issues by providing an interdisciplinary setting in which students and faculty can look at readings together and engage in discussion of the points they raise and related topics.

    Each meeting is led by a facilitator who chooses a reading, generally an academic paper or news article that they find interesting. Both students and faculty can serve as facilitators, offering a unique experience to students interested in developing their leadership skills. In the past, we have examined issues of race and gender as they arise in philosophy, history, and popular culture, as well as current events, and we welcome an even wider array of disciplinary perspectives. We have explored the metaphysics of gender and race, the nature of oppression, the use of blackface and cross-dressing in historic ritual, diversity in comics, and female terrorists.

Academic Opportunities:

  • Modern Languages and Cultures Department - The Modern Languages and Cultures Department within the School of Liberal Arts offers a diverse selection of programs designed to enhance and enlighten students' experiences with both language and culture, including Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Arabic, German, Chinese, Global Studies, and more!

Outside Resources:

  • Mid-Hudson Japanese Community Association (MHJCA) - A non-profit organization created and supported by dedicated individuals, parents and professionals. MHJCA Members are residents of the Hudson Valley region of New York State (Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam and near-by counties) who have an interest in Japanese culture and how it interacts and intertwines with others, and who wish to share that interest with all who live around us.

  • Asian Pacific American Caucus - Provides links to web sites at Asian American research centers and academic programs, and to national APA organizations. Also provides resources for political science, for the study of Asian Pacific American Politics.

  • The Joint Center for Political And Economic Studies - One of the nation's premier research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses exclusively on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color.

  • - Independent source of news for the African American community

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation - The mission is to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.

  • Hispanic Network Magazine - A Latino lifestyle business and employment magazine.

  • Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) - National consortium of university-based centers dedicated to the advancement of Latino intellectual presence in the United States.

  • The National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) - Organized to study, enhance, and promote the political aspirations of people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world.

  • African American Policy Forum - Works to bridge the gap between scholarly research and public discourse related to inequality, discrimination, and injustice.

  • National Black Graduate and Professional Students Association (NBGPSA) - The premiere interdisciplinary graduate student organization.

  • The Center for African American Research & Policy - Engages in scholarly research in order to advance critical discourse and promote informed decisions as it pertains to policy issues confronting African Americans in both the academy and the society at large.

  • The Equity Alliance - A not-for-profit organization that actively supports and strengthens Black communities and underserved neighborhoods in New York City.

  • Brothers of the Academy Institute (BOTA) - The primary objective is to nurture productive, collaborative scholarship particularly toward the desired end of promotion and tenure among the members in tenure track positions.

  • Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) - The mission is to facilitate the success of black women in the academy.

  • National Society for Hispanic Professionals - purpose is to provide Hispanic professionals with networking and leadership opportunities and information on education, scholarships, grants, careers, jobs, and entrepreneurship.

  • Repeating Islands blog - News and commentary on Caribbean culture, literature, and the arts.

  • Saludos Hispanos - specializes in joining the Hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for DIVERSITY in the workplace.

  • Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) - represents nearly 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.  Although our member institutions in the U. S. represent less than 10% of all higher education institutions nationwide, together they are home to more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students.  HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).