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Multicultural Student Services

Mission: The Office of Multicultural Student Services seeks to promote intellectual understanding and appreciation of diversity and social justice, and provide an affirming and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and supported academically and socially.  

Greetings, and welcome to Multicultural Student Services!

Nestled in the hills of Appalachia, LMU is a mecca for cultural diversity with more than 25 countries represented at our Harrogate campus and a student body that encompasses many facets of cultural diversity.  To ensure that everyone at LMU feels welcome and supported, the Office of Multicultural Student Services works with many departments, faculty members, student leaders, and the community to provide support,  information, multicultural experiences, and resources.

We support students from different beliefs, abilities, cultures, ethnicities & identities, and those who are interested in equity and social justice. Our programming celebrates diverse cultural experiences and identity and educates and challenges students as they grow within their collegiate years. We want students to ask questions and encourage the campus community to think independently, yet recognize that we are all part of a larger community.

Multicultural Student Clubs & Organizations:

  • Abe’s Pals
  • Black Student Union
  • eLMUndo
  • ConBraza
  • Gay/Straight Alliance
  • International Student Union
  • World Dance Club
  • Native American Student Association
  • Social Justice Club
  • Multicultural Services Planning Board

Multicultural Programs & Events: 

  • Allies Project Workshops
  • Black History Month Celebrations
  • Celebrate Appalachia! Festival 
  • Courageous Conversations 
  • Cultural Excursions 
  • Drum Circle
  • Guest Speakers 
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations 
  • Interfaith Programs 
  • International Dinner & Entertainment Show 
  • Martin Luther King Day Celebrations 
  • Reading Without Borders Book Club
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance 
  • Women's History Month Observances 
  • World Dance Parties 
  • Much, much more! 

We welcome ideas and feedback. If you have an idea for a club or event not currently offered, or are a student needing support, please visit our office or email cathy.eldahan@LMUnet.edu. 

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Program Staff

Cathy Eldahan, M.P.A

Director of Multicultural Student Services 

308-A Student Center

423.869.6023

cathy.eldahan@LMUnet.edu 

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423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752