Programs

 

 

Belonging@USD

Each year, first-year students participate in OLÉ! Weekend and attend this session to learn more about USD's Core Value of Community. Students engage in discussion and dialogue about the impact of their actions and their role as a community member at USD.

Collective Conversations

Collective Conversations invites folks to engage in dialogue around a different social justice-themed topic every month and encourages participants to share their lived experiences, listen to others, educate and be educated and foster inter-community solidarity. The Collective Conversations series aims to help students examine one's intersectional positionality more fully and to engage in fruitful, thoughtful dialogue within our university community.

DiversiTea

DiversiTea is a monthly dialogue series that brings students, faculty and staff together to discuss current events, sociopolitical issues and pop culture. The event will include storytelling, discussion, lunch and tea. This is a space for intentional dialogue; all levels of prior knowledge are welcome. Here are some of the names of previous dialogues: Empowered Womxn, Wellness in Community, Accessibility at USD, The Effects of Colonizer Food on Native People, Street Vending. 

Diversity Banquet

This year-end celebration honors the accomplishments of graduating students, recognizing their outstanding achievements and contributions to USD and the UFMC. Selected graduates will also be honored with C.L.A.S.S. Awards for their contributions to the development of leadership, academics, social justice and service on campus. Family members of graduates are encouraged to join us for this special event.

Description of C.L.A.S.S. Awards

C.L.A.S.S. Award Recipients 2020 Newsletter

Formal

The UFMC Formal is an annual spring dance for all USD students in which we come together to enjoy good company, great food and dance the night away.

Language Matters

Language Matters helps all USD first-year students think about how their daily actions and language are connected to sociocultural beliefs, histories and systems. This program challenges everyone to think before speaking. It seeks to inspire conversations between our community members in and outside the classroom and create open dialogue with students, faculty and staff about how we can use our words to transform how we understand and relate to each other.

Multicultural Night

This annual event brings together the different talents, traditions and cultures in the USD community. Everyone is invited to attend and see the talented performances from various students and organizations. Previous performances include singing and spoken word as well as traditional and contemporary dances from the Philippines, Mexico, Hawai'i, Spain and India. "It is through the arts, the sharing of our traditions without any stigmas or stereotypes, that the beauty of unique heritages and cultural distinctness can be most easily transmitted and appreciated."

Outreach

The UFMC works with university departments, students, community organizations and local schools to connect youth to the University of San Diego and build relationships. Our efforts seek to enhance the recruitment of underrepresented groups and create a more diverse and inclusive community.

Pop Up Events

The UFMC organizes pop up events to bring awareness to cultural holidays and other social justice issues. These events are meant to be around campus (outside of the UFMC space) and do outreach within the USD community. In the past, we have had pop up events to celebrate Lunar New Year, Holi Festival, Empanada Day and Boba Day.

Safe Space Allies

The Safe Space Allies Network enhances the ability of students, staff, administrators and faculty to demonstrate proactively and personally the University's core values of community, inclusion and respect for all - regardless of sexual orientation or other identity. Grounded in Catholic Social Thought, the University's mission affirms that all human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. View more information.