Diversity Initiatives

  • Diversity Initiatives at Carlow University
    Welcome to the Office of Diversity Initiatives, an integral part of student life! We are committed to serve as the Carlow University's lead advocate and resource on cultural, ethnic, and social diversity issues through the cultivation of collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In order to create and sustain an inclusive campus environment, responsive to diversity, we invite you to envision, plan, and engage in the conversations and work that will continue to strengthen our diverse community of learners.

    Focus Areas 

    • Enrich the diversity within the campus community with programs recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month, Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month.
    • Create leadership opportunities that empower and enable work study students to engage in meaningful work within the Office of Diversity Initiatives.
    • Connect our students with the Pittsburgh community through networks on world affairs, global issues, race relations, cultural centers, service opportunities, and ethnic ministries.
    • Facilitate diversity training, workshops, and special projects.
    • Develop and expand the UMOJA African Arts Company (a non-profit organization in Pittsburgh) student mentoring program.
    • Creative collaborative initiatives with academic divisions, staff departments, and student organizations.
    • Advise the Black Student Union (BSU) in their leadership training, annual program development, and signature programs.
    • Advise the student gospel music choir, Blessed, with the audition process, rehearsal planning and performance schedule of both on campus and off campus engagements. 
    • Serve in critical leadership roles for University orientation, matriculation, and commencement events.