Programs and Events
In an effort to assist faculty, staff and students of color in finding a sense of community and belonging, the Office of Multicultural Services works with other campus offices and programs and organizations to sponsor speakers, workshops, and Multicultural activities throughout the academic year.
Culture Fest is presented each year by the office of Multicultural Services and MSU as an event which celebrates the cultural sounds, foods, and dance of people around the world. The event is held outdoors in conjunction with AVI dinning services to provide an atmosphere of food and music in a festive setting. Several local and national artist have performed for this event including: Anointed, Winans Phase II, Jaci Valasquez, Resplendor, Rudy and the Professionals, and Elec Simon and friends, from Stomp.
SmartStart Peer Mentorship Program
The SmartStart Peer Mentorship Program is a designed to help first year African American and International students become acclimated to the Malone University community. The program serves to advise students on how to succeed during their academic tenure. Students of color who are performing successfully with a 2.7 GPA or above, are selected to become mentors and are trained to provide "mentee" students early exposure to university related resources and other relevant information that will help them adjust during their first year at Malone.
Mentees participating in the program are also provided emotional, spiritual, and social support during the first year. Mentors contact their mentees at least once a week to participate in activities related to their social, personal, and academic growth. The program's aim is to reduce the attrition rate among first year African American and International Students.
MSU (Multicultural Student Union)
Multicultural Student Union, which is open to all Malone Students, coordinates Multicultural programs which support the culture and ethnicity of multicultural students on our campus. The organization is committed to supporting students of color through group activities, planned events, and outings.
Black History Month
A national celebration each February, Black History Month focuses on the achievements, contributions, and experiences African Americans have made to American society. The events, sponsored by the students of MSU, and the Office of Multicultural Services, bring local and national leaders, performers, and artists to the campus.
Martin Luther King Jr. Week
Every January Malone University seeks to renew its commitment to diversity and educational opportunities by supporting and sponsoring events hosted by the Greater Canton Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. These programs and events honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Malone is a sponsor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Mayor's Breakfast.
Black History Month
A national celebration each February, Black History Month at Malone University focuses on the achievements, contributions, and experiences African Americans have made to American society. The events, sponsored by the office of Multicultural Services and Multicultural Student Union (MSU) bring local and national leaders, performers, and artist to the campus.
MISA (Malone International Student Association)
The purpose of MISA is to give International students an opportunity to interact with other students on campus and share their culture and customs. MISA is open to all students on campus to provide an opportunity for Multicultural experiences, which will be beneficial to all cultures.
The organization hosts International Student Emphasis Week, as well as international dinners, and discussions to provide awareness of the cultures that exist on campus. Members of MISA are also available to speak and present to groups seeking information on foreign affairs and various cultural issues.
One Voice Gospel Choir
The Malone University Gospel Choir, One Voice, is a 20-voice choir representing most majors and ethnicities across campus. One Voice performs at campus functions, community events, and in schools and churches across Ohio, and the United States.
The group has opened for various artist including The Winans Phase II, Donnie McClurkin, and Jonathan Dunn. They have also performed at the Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, the National Christian Multicultural Student Leaders Conference (NCMSLC) in Boston, Massachusetts, and Youth for Holiness in Cleveland Ohio.
For further information about One Voice or to schedule the Choir please contact the office of Multicultural Services at Malone University at 330.471.8328.