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Multicultural Programs

Grand View provides a learning and working environment that promotes and values diversity through respectful dialogue and enriching opportunities, leading to a vibrant community whose members are strengthened by their unique combination of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences.

Actualizing our Mission:

  • We provide opportunities for meaningful interaction and respectful dialogue so that our investigation of the world of ideas and pursuit of knowledge and truth is enriched by understanding the multiple perspectives of our community members.
  • We challenge and support each other to understand how various backgrounds, experiences, and orientations affect our view of the world.
  • We become more sensitive and appreciative of differences.
  • We encourage our community of learners to explore the diverse experiences available on our campus and beyond.
  • We treat all members of our community with mutual respect, acceptance, and kindness, leading to positive relationships among its members.

Inquiries about programs and activities may be directed to Alex Piedras, director of multicultural and community outreach, at 515-263-6017 or apiedras@grandview.edu.

 

 

Diversity Alliance

Diversity Alliance organizes many events to promote campus cooperation and understanding, including:

• Annual Multicultural Fair
• Bi-weekly Meetings
• Campus Awareness Projects
• Cultural Sharing Programs
• Campus Speakers
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
• Conferences
• Community Involvement in Diverse Communities

Grand View appreciates and values the diversity inherent in our campus community. Differences in race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and physical ability contribute to an enriching environment that celebrates our common values and augments the strength of our campus community. As members of an open and affirming institution, we are proud of the diversity and harmony of our students, faculty, and staff.

For more information, contact Alex Piedras, director of multicultural and community outreach, at 515-263-6017 or apiedras@grandview.edu.

Des Moines-Based Websites for Diversity

Asian
Iowa Asian Alliance www.iowaasianalliance.com
Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs www.iowacapi.org

Latino
Iowa Division of Latino Affairs www.iowalatinoaffairs.org
Latinos Unidos of Iowa www.latinosunidosofiowa.com

African American
Iowa Commission on the Status of African American www.iowa.gov/dhr/saa/index.html
 
Native American
Meskwaki www.meskwaki.org
White Eagle Pow Wow www.whiteeaglepow-wow.com

Disabilities
Iowa Division of Persons with Disabilities www.iowa.gov/dhr/pd/
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living www.centraliowacil.com

Women
Iowa Commission on the Status of Women www.iowa.gov/dhr/sw/

LGBT
Iowa Pride Network www.iowapridenetwork.org

Hindu
Hindu Temple and Cultural Center www.iowatemple.org

Islamic
Islamic Center of Des Moines: 6201 Franklin Avenue Des Moines, IA 255.0212 www.goicdm.org

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