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

January 2019

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King Jr.

DateTimeLocationProgram
1/16/20197:00 PM - 8:00 PMTSC-Stewart HallMen of Standards Panel
1/22/20197:00 PMFlag Pole on the QuadDay of Excellence-Candlelight Vigil –MLK—Join us as we honor the legacy of Dr. King by reading excerpts of his speeches. Dress to impress!
1/26/20198:15 AMGreensboro, NC
Department from LYCC
International Civil Rights Center and Museum Day Trip—$10 plus cost of food


February 2019: Black History Month

“Black history month should be more than just a month of remembrance. It should be a tribute to our history and a reminder of the work
that lies in the months and years ahead.” – Marty Meehan

DateTimeLocationProgram
2/11/20197:00 PMFlag Pole on the QuadDay of Excellence-Candlelight Vigil—Civil Rights—Join us as we remember and honor those who worked tirelessly for our rights. Dress to impress!
2/20/20197:00 PM - 8:00 PMTSC - 1st Floor LobbyDiversity Education-Remember the past to light the future
2/23/20197:00 AMAtlanta, GA
Depart from LYCC
Civil/Human Rights Museum and Aquarium in GA - $25 plus the cost of food


March 2019: Women's History Month

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

DateTimeLocationProgram
3/4/20197:00 PM - 8:00 PMTSC - Stewart HallWomen's Achievement Panel
3/6/20196:00 PMLYCCSupport our Lady Bulldogs at the Basketball Game
3/20/20197:00 PM - 8:00 PMTSC - 1st Floor LobbyDiversity Education - A Woman's Place


April 2019: Diversity Month

“Beauty is unity in the diversity.” – Johannes Scotus Eriugena

DateTimeLocationProgram
4/1/20197:00 PMTBDDiversity Fair
4/10/20197:00 PM - 8:00 PMTSC - 1st Floor LobbyDiversity Education - Diversity in Worship



Meet Our Staff

Photo of Jackie Leach

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