Intercultural Student Services
The Office of Intercultural Student Services mission is to foster an inclusive and welcoming campus environment that respects and acknowledges diversity in all of its forms. We provide advocacy, support services, and culturally based programs to help increase multicultural competence and educate our student body on the value of diversity. We are committed to enriching the overall quality of life for our underrepresented students by cultivating their personal and academic achievement, leadership, social development, and civic engagement.
The vision of the office is to create a campus where diversity is viewed as a valuable part of the educational process and where community members, while understanding commonalities, can appreciate and respect the unique attributes of each individual.
The purpose of the office is to serve as a voice and an advocate for students of color and other underrepresented populations, be a resource to University community members who are seeking assistance in cultural awareness/understanding, and actively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators in an effort to recruit and retain students of color.
What do we do?
Resources and Services
The ISS office serves as a voice and activist for those underrepresented students at the University of Findlay. The office also provides counseling, mentoring and guidance to those students in need. The ISS often collaborates with other organizations such as the Black Student Union in planning programs and events on campus.
The ISS office serves as a resource to the local and campus community. The office provides several resources pertaining to diversity education, and awareness including library of videos, books, journals and magazines that cover a variety of diverse subjects. These resources are free of charge and available by reservation.
The office provides educational information to internal and external communities. On-campus the department plans events such as diversity speakers, educational documentaries, movies, skating, bowling, trips to museums and many others. We have attended the Ohio Classic, Washington D.C. and Atlanta for cultural based spring break programs. This office is often sought to speak to various groups such as churches, schools, and social service agencies on topics pertaining to diversity. The office also collaborates with community organizations such as the Black Heritage Library to provide programming to the community such as our annual Unity Walk honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.