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CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS

Our office strives to celebrate and include others in the cultural diversity of our campus-wide Cultural Theme Month celebrations. Through the collaborative efforts of our office with student organizations, and campus partners, we are able to provide various opportunities to learn, share, celebrate, empower, and appreciate Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ History Month, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, and Women’s History Month.

LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are groups of students who share academic goals and interests. LLC members live in designate residence halls or apartments, enroll in community- specific courses and participate in group activities designed to enhance learning. The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership offers four unique LLCs for students to engage with throughout their undergraduate collegiate experience. These programs are the African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMMP), Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP), Sista 2 Sista, and Mujeres de Accion.  

African Male Mentorship Program (AMMP)  

 The African American Male Mentorship Program (AAMMP) is devoted to assist in the overall matriculation of African American males at Texas A&M University- Commerce. This is accomplished through innovative and impactful programming that will assist in the overall academic, personal, and social development of participants, while encouraging them to develop leadership skills that will permit them the opportunity to become actively engaged and involved with their student experience contributing to their persistence and graduation to become male leaders of tomorrow. 

Latino Male Mentorship Program (LAMP)

In an effort to motivate Hispanic students, the Latino American Mentorship Program (LAMP) provides a supportive learning community for mentors and mentees. LAMP strives for its members to not only graduate from college, but further their careers by building connections and developing lifelong skills.

Sista 2 Sista

The purpose of the Sista 2 Sista living learning community is to empower and strengthen black female participants by building healthy relationships, engaging in community service, building career experiences, and accepting every woman for who they are.

¡Mujeres de Accion!

The mission of the ¡Mujeres de Accion! living learning community is to assist Latina women in reaching their personal and professional goals through education, leadership, and mentorship. This community is intended to empower and strengthen Latina female participants by building healthy relationships, engaging in community service, building career experiences, and accepting every woman for who they are. 

 

RITES OF PASSAGE

Rites of Passage is a collection of identity-based graduation celebrations. IEL offers La Raza for students of Hispanic/ Latinx heritage, Ujima for students of Black/ African- American heritage, and the Lavender Ceremony for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and ally students.

  •  Lavender Ceremony recognizes LGBTQ+ students and acknowledges their achievements and contributions to the university. Graduates receive a Lavender stole.

  •  La Raza Ceremony is a bilingual graduation ceremony featuring traditions of the Latino culture while recognizing our Latinx students and their achievements and contributions to the university. Graduates receive a Serape Stole.

  •  Ujima Ceremony is a celebration that culminates the experiences of our black students by recognizing their achievement and contributions to the university. Graduates receive a Kente stole.

PAGES OF COLOR 

Pages of Color is a campus directory of faculty and staff who identify as a person of color. The goal of this directory is to highlight the diversity of campus, help students find racial representation while also helping students diversify their educational experience. Click here to view the Pages of Color.