Christian Brothers University is the home of a diverse student population. One of the goals of CBU is to provide programs and services which will encourage students' academic, religious, social, moral and cultural growth. As a result of this goal the university has implemented a Cross Cultural Planning Committee. The Cross Cultural Planning Committee consists of faculty, staff and students who meet once a month to assist in developing and implementing cultural programs on campus.
Programs Recognizing National and Cultural Holidays: Christian Brothers University values its diversity, on and off campus. The University strives to recognize national holidays and celebrations, such as Chinese New Year, Black History Month, National Hispanic Month, Dr. Martin Luther King Day, India Day, etc. We are continuously implementing creative ways to broaden the cultural awareness of the campus community.
Panel Discussions: Faculty, staff and students participate in panel discussions that focus on an aspect of diversity, such as interracial dating, my first encounter with someone different from me, What can We do to promote Diversity on College Campuses in the 90's, Everything you wanted to know about me, but was uncomfortable asking, diversity simulation games, etc.
Local & National Speakers: CBU hosts many cultural programs in which local and national speakers are invited on campus to speak on diversity related topics. Field Trips: One of the many unique features of Christian Brothers University is its campus community atmosphere. It's not unusual for faculty, staff and students to journey off campus together to visit the many cultural sights in Memphis, such as the Underground Railroad, The Pink Palace Museum, The National Civil Rights Museum, and many more.
Brown Bag Luncheons: Faculty staff and students gather monthly during the noon hour to discuss pertinent diversity issues, i.e., transforming a diverse classroom into a learning environment, dialogue between faculty and minority and international students, Affirmative Action in Higher Education, etc.