The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs

Mission and Vision

The Office of Multicultural Affairs primary goal is to bring awareness to an campus environment that is diverse, inclusive and provides student support. We will create programming and educational opportunities in the areas of appreciation of cultural competency, social justice, leadership development, and student success. We will create programs, events and educational opportunities that celebrate SFC’s rich multicultural community.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will be aspiring to continue creating an atmosphere that promotes diversity, inclusion and support for our students here at St. Francis College.

Our programs and Initiatives include:

SFC Diversity Team
The Diversity Team is designed to help facilitate, promote and engage students in the Multicultural area in student services. This is an educational opportunity for student leaders to not only enhance our culture of campus, but also to educate their peers.

This team consists of 5 to 10 students advocating for underrepresented students in ways to help supply educational components necessary to foster a community of inclusion.

SFC Round Table talk
Designed to have "real talk" conversations that will be guided and facilitated by professionals, offering an opportunity to explore while gathering valuable information on issues and challenges facing diversity, both on and off-campus. This will be a series on various topics that would presented in Diversity focus groups.

Male Initiative Forum:
Is a group created to provide a safe space for our males on campus that particularly targets underrepresented populations. This group will be working to promote growth and support for our male students living in today’s society.

Bi-Weekly meetings are held Wednesdays at 5 pm in Room 4000.

Women Empowerment Initiative

Is a group committed to providing a safe space for cultivating personal growth and empowerment through programs and meetings geared towards the needs of our female students.

Bi-Weekly meetings are held Wednesdays at 5 pm in Room 4000.

Cultural Clubs

Caribbean Students Association

Caribbean Students Association

Our mission statement is to teach the St. Francis College Community about the great aspects of the Caribbean Community. We want to make a change in the way people view the Caribbean culture. We strive to maintain equality and respect of the different cultures as well as bring awareness to the cultural diversity here on campus. The Caribbean Student Association strives to educate the SFC community about Caribbean culture and diversity. We want to make a difference by showing the community that the people of the Caribbean not only want to fete but also want to be helpers. We have created an awareness project that will benefit those in need living in the Caribbean. We do this by hosting a lot of Fundraisers and having a lot of fun at cultural events. This includes mini carnivals, food tastings and other exciting things that you have to see once you join the club! Our main events are our annual dance class and culture show. The dance class consists of one of the dancers that we see every day on social media sites. The decision of the dancer is up to the group and it is a great opportunity to learn about the different dances and types of music that we dance to. The culture show demonstrates the talent of the Caribbean Culture and everything is live so it feels like you are actually in the Caribbean. For More information: Follow us on Instagram: sfc_csa

Latin American Society

Latin American Society

Our mission for Latin American Society is to be a welcoming space for all students on campus to learn and embrace Latin culture. We hope to connect the culture with students through our events that incorporate various mediums of the culture (food/movies/music etc). We would also love for this to be a networking opportunity where students can make friends and hopefully connect with any speakers we bring in. We wish for this year to bring a closer and more committed community of students and of course to bring more fun events to campus. Some events include volunteering at Gigi’s Playhouse, the Hispanic Day Parade, Mentor Monday, and food sales.

Muslim Students Association

Muslim Students Association

The Muslim Students Association at Saint Francis College Aims to create a place for Muslims to actively practice and express their faith in an academic environment. By hosting a number of educational and philanthropic events, the Muslim Students Association hopes to educate both Muslims and Non-Muslims alike on the tradition of Islam.

Contact Us
Maliek Sterrett
Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs
718-489-2057 | msterrett@sfc.edu