Signature Events

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Reflections Breakfast

Martin Luther King, Jr. annual breakfast convocation celebrates the life and vision of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with music, welcoming speeches, and a keynote address by a prominent figure.  The convocation is intended to build partnerships, create connections, and develop dialogue with on-campus and off-campus constituents.

Thanks Giving Around the World

The Diversity Office collaborates with Residence Life and other units to show that “thanksgiving” is a global act; international students and faculty/staff share culture-specific rituals that reflect the values of America’s Thanksgiving holiday.

The Excellence through Diversity Awards

The Diversity Office forms a campus-wide committee that recognizes AUM employees—via a nomination process—for advancing diversity and inclusion both at AUM and beyond.

The African-American Alumni Reception & Scholarship

This tradition is a co-sponsorship between the Diversity Office and Alumni Affairs.

Diversity Week

Diversity Week celebrates the importance of diversity and identity in higher education, in the workplace, in the community, and in the global arena. The core of Diversity Week are the schedule of workshops taught by faculty, staff, administrators, students, and friends. Other current activities include a video and film festival; and, a series of interactive diversity workshops to name a few.  Diversity Week is a collaboration with the AUM Community.

Global Mixer

The Diversity Office collaborates with Global Initiatives, Confucius Institute, Athletics, and World Languages to facilitate introductions between domestic (American) students and AUM’s  students from all countries outside the U.S.

“The Garden of Hope:” A service-learning initiative (SLI)

MAO Garden of Hope is a Service Learning Initiative that partners Medical Aids Outreach of Montgomery Alabama with AUM faculty member Dr. Annice Yarber-Allen, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs immersing students in a learning opportunity while at the same time giving back to the Montgomery Community.

Strategic Partnerships for Academic Navigation (SPAN)

This visionary initiative unites the Diversity Office, the Provost’s Office, Enrollment Management, and Academic Affairs to develop holistic partnerships with regional community colleges. Grounded in AUM’s core-values and commitment to institutional diversity, this initiative also invites Alabama’s “emerging diversity demographics” and voices to claim their spaces at Auburn Montgomery.