Diversity and Multicultural Programming

Diversity and Multicultural Programming at Madison College is coordinated by the Student Support Advisors within the Intercultural Exchange. We are centrally located in C1430 on the Truax Campus. This space on campus strives to promote access, equity, and academic success in higher education; create a Madison College campus-wide climate of justice; and offers programs and services that enhance personal growth and educate the campus about diversity in all its forms. 

The mission of the Intercultural Exchange is to nurture inclusive excellence and intercultural competency through:

  • Cross-cultural engagement including community service
  • Educational programs and activities
  • Peer mentoring and community-building
  • Connecting students to available opportunities and resources for academic and personal success
  • Facilitating healthy personal growth and development of students 

Some past events and programs coordinated by Diversity and Multicultural Programming include: the Monday Exchange and Engage Series (M.E.E.), the Student of Color Leadership Conference, Multicultural Fall Social, Scholarship Writing Workshops, Ethnic Youth Career & College Fairs, and the Pow Wow at Madison College. We support our identity-based clubs and United Common Ground. Find out what's happening at the Exchange and get involved!

Events
  • Monday Exchange and Engage Series (M.E.E.)
  • Ethnic Youth Career and College Fairs
  • Multicultural Student Leadership Conference
  • Multicultural Student Social
  • Interclub Diversity Council
  • Ethnic Youth Career Connections Day
  • Indigenous Health & Wellness Day
  • All City Native American Graduation Celebration
  • Madison College Pow Wow 
Identity-Based ClubsProtégé Peer Coaching

What is a protégé?
A protégé is someone who is guided and supported by a more experienced or more influential person

What is Protégé Peer Coaching Program (PPC)?
Protégé Peer Coaching (PPC) is a peer mentoring program that serves incoming students and help them get adjusted to life at Madison College. Our Protégé peer coaches meet with their protégés weekly to provide academic and social support. PPC also provides monthly student success sessions to equip our students with the necessary skills, knowledge and talents to be successful at Madison College.

How does the selection process work?
Students are selected into Protégé Peer Coaching (PPC) by attending any WolfPack Welcome and signing up to take the ACT- Engage Survey. The students that score in the academic middle range on the ACT- Engage are selected to be in PPC.

What is the ACT-Engage Survey?
The ACT- Engage Survey is a 25 minute online assessment that evaluates a student’s probability of returning to college after their first year based on the non- academic factors the student have (i.e. childcare, transportation, work, etc.). Students that score in the academic middle of the ACT- Engage survey are given admission into PPC

Contact

Learn more about Diversity and Multicultural Programming or the Intercultural Exchange by contacting a student advisor:

Ro EncizoStudent Support Advisor

Katie AckleyStudent Program Advisor

Aunton TerryStudent Program Advisor

Commitment to Diversity

Madison College’s response to the changing nature of diversity, which includes, but is not limited to, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability, requires a commitment by each member of the Madison College community to create and sustain a learning environment built on respect for the unique experiences and potential of all. This ensures that Madison College is preparing students personally and professionally to become active and successful participants in a complex, diverse world.