Strength in Diversity

At North Central College, we celebrate our differences. We know that an important part of being a member of the North Central College Community is embracing the diversity of our campus community. We promote a perspective that recognizes, understands, respects, appreciates, and celebrates the various cultures that exist in all individuals. 

Our Mission & Vision 

The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports the success and achievement of students from underrepresented backgrounds. Furthermore, it is our vision to educate and inspire the North Central College community to discover and experience the value of cultivating cross-cultural interpersonal relationships.

Safety and Respect

We work with all faculty, staff, administrators and students to provide a safe environment for living, learning and working. While we adhere to and support the principles of academic freedom, each member of our community also shares in a common responsibility to maintain an environment free from bias, discrimination and hate. Therefore, we've established the Bias Incident Reporting Form. Reporting bias-related incidents allows us to assist those in need, track patterns of bias and improve our campus climate.

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Events and Programs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs expands your cultural boundaries throughout the year with events and programs.

Anti-Hate Week

A week-long campaign to promote an inclusive environment across campus and raise awareness of discrimination and oppression in all its forms.

Student Organizations

Student groups include Black Student Association, Mosaic, OUTreach, Asian Student Konnection and many more.

The Cardinal Safe Zone program

Promotes a safe and supportive campus environment for students, faculty and staff who identify as lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer/intersex/asexual (LGBTQIA) and seeks to create a network of trained allies. 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

A month-long celebration of Hispanic and Latino history and culture, including art exhibits and performances.

Frankly Speaking

This program invites you to interact with fellow students from different backgrounds. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to meet new friends and learn more about yourself and other cultures.

MLK Week Prayer Breakfast 2015

North Central College’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week Prayer Breakfast.

Additional Opportunities

Sankofa Spring Break Cardinal Conversation

Over spring break, a group of students travel together to dialogue about and explore the background of a cultural group. 

Premier Scholars

The Premier program is designed to assist underrepresented first-year students make a successful transition from high school to college and ultimately to a successful graduation.


A number of scholarships are available for minority students, including but not limited to the Nicholas Hood Memorial Scholarship and the Derrick and Tracy Malone Scholarship. 

Spring Break 2016 Sankofa Experience

Students trace the steps of the Freedom riders and reflect on how the civil rights struggle connects to their passion for social justice and leadership.