Mosaic Multicultural Center

Mosaic Multicultural Center

We are privileged to live and learn in a Christian environment where students, faculty, and staff converge from around the globe to share their experiences, faith, and relationships.

Students gathered for a Mosaic Center event

Vision

The Mosaic Center strives to be the campus focal point for deep conversations, international connections, and rich learning centered around the diverse experiences of members of our community. At the heart of Houghton’s vision for the Mosaic Center is the picture that Scripture provides of God’s Kingdom where all tribes and tongues confess and exalt the glory of God (Rev 7:9).

Purpose Statement

Created in the spring of 2018, the Mosaic Center’s purpose is to be a centrally located, dynamic space that provides community building activities and learning opportunities that engage topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Center seeks to equip our community to be engaged listeners, advocates, bridge-builders, and servant-leaders.

Student Advisor for Inclusive Excellence and Mosaic Center Ambassador Interns

The Mosaic Center invests in the development of student leaders to encourage the development of an equitable and inclusive campus climate through healthy peer accountability and influence. Houghton College strongly emphasizes the belief that our students will continue to be scholar-servants beyond their time at Houghton College, and the Mosaic Center seeks to equip and empower these leaders to continue to be a part of transformative community relationships. While on campus, Mosaic Center Ambassador Interns work with the Director of the Mosaic Center to plan and implement community building events and learning opportunities centering around themes of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Student Advisor for Inclusive Excellence also serves as a team member and sits on committees to be a bridge for student voices to faculty and staff.

Bedtime Bookclub

Every other Wednesday, join us on Zoom or Instagram Live as we read picture books and graphic novels to resource conversations on diversity and inclusion for any age!

Talk Backs

Every Monday at 7 PM, join us as we engage in topics of diversity and inclusion with faculty from various departments, student clubs and organizations, staff, and community members.

Student Groups

Black Heritage Club

Black Heritage Club enriches the campus through providing events to celebrate the diversity of culture represented on campus. While it primarily serves black students on campus, it is open to anyone.

International Students Association

The International Student Association serves to connect students from all over the world. It works to build meaningful relationships and community between students from all of the different cultures represented at Houghton.

Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences

Minorities in Agriculture, National Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) promotes initiatives which foster inclusion and advancement of members of ethnic/cultural groups that are underrepresented in agricultural and natural resource sciences. The group also provides career and professional development in these fields.