The Pace University - Pleasantville Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs (MADP) aims to promote a productive and educational work environment that fosters and values equality, respect, education and fairness. To this end, the Office of MADP seeks to provide services and programs that will instill university-wide appreciation for diverse perspectives and backgrounds regardless of race, gender, class, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, or ability.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs supports various university diversity initiatives on diversity and provides training and educational opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
AALANA Mentorship Program
The mission of the AALANA Program is to assist first-year students in getting acclimated to a new environment while providing leadership, guidance, and support that present opportunities for our student’s social and academic development. First-generation college students are a primary focus of the AALANA program. The opportunity to participate in AALANA is extended to all first-year students and we encourage returning students who can provide a good example to become mentors as both mentees and mentors have found this opportunity rewarding.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration
The MADP also hosts an annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Brunch program on the Pleasantville campus. This event often invites guest keynote speakers to present on themes of social justice and diversity.
Urban Male Initiative
The Urban Male Initiative (UMI) is designed to provide a community of academic and career success for male students of color and first-generation students. Meetings and events are scheduled throughout the year to facilitate topical discussions as well as explore resources and opportunities within the university and beyond for career, academic, financial, and personal support.
- Creates a clear and visible space for university support of the LGBTIQ and ally community.
- Advocacy, activism and community building with a focus on diversity, multicultural issues and social justice
- Education and outreach on the isolating impact of gender and sexuality norming.
- Help students, staff and faculty to build conscientious communities of care, inclusion, support, and trust.
- Celebrates how differences in the LGBTIQ and ally, student, staff and faculty population can enrich campus and local communities.
- Celebrates how the differences in campus cultural communities can enrich campus and local communities.