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Programs

Men of Color Networking Luncheon

Men of Color Networking Luncheon is hosted by Men of Excellence (MOX) to provide a space for students, staff, and faculty men of color to come together to build community and connections across campus. All student, faculty, and staff men of color are invited to attend!

Pride Camp

Pride Camp is an event designed to provide community-building opportunities and exposure to campus resources to students who are members of and allies to the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly new students. Pride Camp is a place to meet like-minded people and form friendships to last a lifetime! All current UM undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are invited to attend. The 7th annual Pride Camp will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021.

All In. All Year. Identity & Inclusion Every Day

All In. All Year. is the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement’s new intersectional approach to heritage month planning that allows for continuing conversations about multiple identities throughout the academic year!

Lavender Graduation Celebration

Lavender Graduation is a cultural celebration that recognizes the achievements and contributions of LGBTQIA+ students who have successfully navigated the college experience. During the ceremony, we will honor graduating seniors and graduate students with lavender cords and a reception. We envision an event where students, family, staff, and faculty are encouraged to attend, establishing a new tradition at The University of Mississippi. The annual ceremony is held in April/May of the spring semester. Registration for graduates will open in the spring semester. Family, friends, faculty, staff, and continuing students are welcomed to join us for this special occasion!

Celebration of Achievement

The University of Mississippi’s Celebration of Achievement is an opportunity for family, friends, and the University community to come together in honor of graduates. In anticipation of commencement, this event brings together students from historically underrepresented populations. The 2021 Celebration of Achievement will be held in May 2021. Registration for graduates will open in the spring semester. Family, friends, faculty, staff, alums, and continuing students are welcomed to join us for this special occasion.

Cross-Cultural Adventures

Throughout the academic year, students will have the opportunity to visit cultural sites and explore diversity issues that exist near the University of Mississippi. Cross-Cultural Adventures will offer new and different perspectives on diversity and inclusion.

Past trips include:

  • October 2018 – LSU Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
  • February 2018 – The Color Purple (The Musical) at the Orpheum Theatre
  • April 2017 – The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • February 2015 – CICCE to Memphis : The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

Brother2Brother Leadership Retreat

The mission of the Brother2Brother Leadership Retreat is to provide a forum for engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi. This program will address issues that impact men of color on the campus and local community while also highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with attending an institution of higher education.

Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat

The Sister2Sister Leadership Retreat aims to address issues that impact Women of Color on campus and in the local community while also highlighting the benefits and challenges associated with attending an institution of higher education. The mission is to provide a forum for engaging and interactive discussions regarding personal, social, and academic responsibility while attending the University of Mississippi.

Are You Ready? Dialogue Series

What is dialogue? In dialogue, we seek to set aside fears, preconceptions, the need to “win” in a disagreement; we take the time to hear other voices, opinions, and possibilities. Dialogue can encompass tensions and paradoxes, and in so doing, new ideas—collective wisdom—may arise.

The AYR dialogues series seeks to provide space for participants to learn about challenging topics, listen to fellow campus community members share their perspectives and knowledge, and take away skills and practices they can implement for themselves and within their communities at the University of Mississippi and beyond. 

We aim for an informal setting in the hope that attendees will be honest, vulnerable, and humble to ensure productive and respectful dialogue can occur. We aim to emphasize the value of both academic research and personal lived experiences. The series focuses on topics of diversity, inclusion, equity, identity, social justice, and more. Upon the conclusion of the event, we call on one another to continue building our awareness and knowledge to lead us to action on creating a more socially just community.

For more information, please contact the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at inclusion@olemiss.edu or 662-915-1689.

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