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Office of Diversity Initiatives; Max Roth Center; 570-408-7856 • Email

The Office of Diversity Initiatives develops and facilitates programming to educate our students for lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving and multicultural world.

Upcoming Programs:

Martin Luther King, Jr. CelebrationMartin Luther King, Jr.

11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Monday, January 20


  • "The Power of a Dream"
    Henry Student Center | 11:30 a.m.
  • "Let Us Not Forget"
    Wilkes-Barre City Hall | 3:00 p.m.
  • "One Dream, One Voice, One Mic"
    Henry Student Center | 5:00 p.m.

Additional Info:
Event page
Event Flyer (.pdf)


Multi-Cultural Awards

Nominations | Jan. 20 - Feb. 21

Click Here to make a nomination

Awards include:

  • Global Scholar and Citizen Award
  • Wilkes Helping Hands Student Award
  • Wilkes Diversity Leader Faculty Award
  • Wilkes Diversity Change Agent Staff Award
  • Wilkes Diversity Executive Award 

Additional Info:
  Awards Flyer (.pdf)

Platanos Y Collard Greens

When:Platanos Y Collard Greens
11 a.m. | February 15, 2014

Depart Wilkes from the Marts Center
Show Time: 3 p.m.

Space is limited please RSVP by February 3rd with $20 deposit.

Additional Info:
Event Flyer (.pdf) 

Here are a few of our programs:
(Click here to view photos from previous events)

Welcome to Our Neighborhood Social: is a program to welcome freshman and transfer students to campus. Participants learn about diverse student groups and organizations at Wilkes. Food and drinks are provided.

Diversity Week programming focuses on expanding students knowledge of themselves and others. The programs focus on dispelling myths and recognizing truths for lifelong learning of cultures different from our own.

ODI: Night on the Town provides students the opportunity to experience a local area restaurant. The focus is on learning the history and customs of a cultural group through food and other activities. | Photos


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