Office of Multicultural Student Engagement

We are all better when we are all valued, heard, understood, and included. The diversity of our experiences and contributions enriches the teaching and learning opportunities at the University of Dubuque. The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement raises awareness around diversity and inclusion on campus, provides programming and events to facilitate cultural engagement, and serves as a resource to ensure equity and access for all members of the UD community.

For more information: contact James Sizer, Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement in the Multicultural Student Center, 263 Peter and Susan Smith Welcome Center, or call 563.589.3129.

Student Programming

Raising awareness around inclusion and equity on campus is a focus for students, faculty, and staff members through workshops, trainings, and classroom or team visits. Please contact to learn more about these programming opportunities.

Through annual programming around heritage month events and national/international holidays cultural heritage and history is celebrated. View Event Calendar.

Assistance is provided to support any student who may feel they are being treated unfairly or discriminated against in our campus community because of their background, experiences, or identities. Please contact to meet or report incidents through our confidential reporting system.

Annual Programming and collaborations

Unity BBQ
Tri-College Latinx Night Out (with Loras College and Clarke University)
Orange Shirt Day
Spicy Noodle Challenge
Soul Food Dinner 

MLK Day Events: MLK Breakfast (hosted by faces & voices), iJAG Oratorical Festival
Spring Convocation Lunch
International Women’s Day
SGA Diversity Week
Drag Bingo
Celebrate Africa (with Multicultural Family Center, Clarke University, Loras College, Divine Word College)

Spartans Read

The Spartans Read program is a literacy and role modeling based initiative to connect UD students to underserved elementary and middle school students in the surrounding communities. UD students, student organizations, or athletic teams have the opportunity read to students or classrooms virtually or in-person each week. Spartans Read hopes to assist in increasing literacy in the Dubuque area and provide role models that encourage area students to become lifelong learners. Finally, UD students benefit by applying foundational Missional principles and realizing the impact that their actions and talents can provide to others.

Interested students, faculty/staff, or community partners can contact James Sizer, Director, Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, at