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Signature Programs

Cultural Celebration Months

Hats Off to Women Awards

Tunnel of Oppression


Cultural Celebration Months

Each year, Texas A&M University strives to celebrate cultural diversity through our campus- wide Cultural Theme Month celebrations.  Through the collaborative efforts of the Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S.) Office, our campus partners in various departments and offices, and our student organizations, we are able to provide various opportunities to learn, share, celebrate, empower, and appreciate Latino/a Heritage Month, LGBT History Month, Native American Month, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Focus Asia Month.

Hats Off to Women Awards

The Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S.) Office recognizes outstanding women whose work, life, and commitment have helped make a difference in our community. Honorees serve as leaders and role models to other women, students, colleagues, and/or the community. Award recipients are honored as the Hats Off to Women luncheon held in March during Women’s History Month.

**A formal invitation will be sent.**

Tunnel of Oppression

Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive event that highlights contemporary issues of oppression. It is designed to introduce participants to the concepts of oppression, privilege, and power. Participants are guided through a series of scenes that aim to educate and challenge them to think more deeply about issues of oppression. At the end of the tour, participants are provided with the opportunity to discuss their experiences with each other. Facilitators help participants reflect on their experiences and put their newfound knowledge to use in their everyday lives.

Tunnel of Oppression is a campus grassroots diversity program that originated in 1993 at the Western Illinois University. Using the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California as a model, Tunnel strives to give people a way to experience oppression in a hands-on way. By engaging emotions of the participants, it allows for the accounts expressed in the program to be truly effective. People may have never been placed in these types of situations, and they obtain a sense of what it actually feels like to be oppressed or discriminated through the sights and sounds they experience. While Tunnel may be disturbing, it is an effective tool used to teach people about how it really feels to be in the various situations.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations for all events sponsored out of the Serving Engaged Empowered & Diverse Students (S.E.E.D.S.) Office should contact us at seeds@tamuc.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.