The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives

The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives

The cultural enhancement of campus life and learning experiences is important to Gardner-Webb University. The University assists in the promotion of being Christ-like in all relationships with all people. The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives furthers the mission by facilitating the embracing and celebrating of diversity. All diverse populations represented at the University are treated fairly and without discrimination.

The Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives serves the needs of the various ethnic groups within the student body through programs designed to promote intercultural understanding, awareness, and collaboration. The multicultural programs develop the support systems and advocacy networks for the student population.


Calendar of Events

September 2019

DateTimeLocationProgram
9/3/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterDiversity Academy: What is Diversity?
9/6/20196:00 PMGreene-Harbison StadiumGWU Men's Soccer vs. Furman: International Club Night Give Away!
9/12/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterBias Training
9/17/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterDiversity Academy: How Diverse Am I?
9/20/20196:00 PMPaul Porter ArenaGWU Volleyball vs. ECU: Multicultural Affairs Night Give Away!
9/21/201910:00 AMDepart from LYCCUNC-Charlotte International Festival
9/24/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterDiversity Academy: What Are My Biases?
9/28/201912:00 PMDepart from LYCCDay of Diversity: Greek and HoLa Festivals in Knoxville, TN



October 2019

DateTimeLocationProgram
10/1/20193:00 PM- 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterDiversity Academy: Microaggressions and My Biases
10/8/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterDiversity Academy: Embracing Diversity
10/9/20197:00 PMGreene-Harbison StadiumGWU Women's Soccer vs. Furman International Club Night Give Away!
10/15/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterDiversity Academy: So Now What: Diversity In the Real World
10/16/20197:00 PM - 8:00 PMTSC-Stewart HallWithout Limits: The Challenges of Disabilities in the Work Place Panel Discussion-Dimensions Credit! Hosted along with Career and Professional Development and The Noel Center
10/29/20193:00 PM-4:00 PMTSC- Room 246Multicultural Book Club Meeting-Born A Crime By Trevor Noah is the book we will be reading and discussing. Must pre-register in order to get the book. 



November 2019

“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” – W.E.B Dubois

DateTimeLocationProgram
11/5/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC - Room 246Multicultural Book Club Meeting-Born A Crime By Trevor Noah is the book we will be reading and discussing. Must pre-register in order to get the book. 
11/5/20197:00 PM - 8:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterGWU Unfiltered: Immigration
11/12/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC - Room 246Multicultural Book Club Meeting-Born A Crime By Trevor Noah is the book we will be reading and discussing. Must pre-register in order to get the book. 
11/14/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC-Spectrum TheaterBias Training
11/19/20199:15 AMTSC- Stewart HallInternational student recognition during Dimensions
11/19/20193:00 PM - 4:00 PMTSC - Room 246Multicultural Book Club Meeting-Born A Crime By Trevor Noah is the book we will be reading and discussing. Must pre-register in order to get the book. 
11/20/20197:00 PM- 8:00 PMTSC-1st Floor LobbyGWU Unfiltered: Language Out Loud- come out and share a song, poem, or story in your native language as we celebrate International Education Week. 






Meet Our Staff

Photo of Jackie Leach

Jackie Leach
Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
704-406-2647
jleach1@gardner-webb.edu