Join The Mosaic Center for Diversity
We invite you to join us in our commitment to empower Shenandoah students, faculty, and staff to be culturally conscious and informed members of our community.
Mosaic Center Goals
Educate the campus community on topics of culture, diversity, and social justice in order to foster and sustain a supportive campus environment.
Celebrate the rich diversity and contributions of our student body in order to increase awareness of differing and shared life experiences.
Advocate for our students to ensure a safe and positive college experience with fair treatment of every individual by every individual.
Develop leaders through personal and professional growth who are inspired to create change at Shenandoah and beyond.
Visiting the Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center for Diversity is located in the Brandt Student Center, Room 120.
Monday-Friday | 9 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 5 p.m.
Spiritual Life staff will be available Thursdays from 12:30-2:00 pm
The Mosaic Center may close periodically for events.
Things to do in the Mosaic Center
- Homework or hang out in our lounge.
- Access sex positive resources at our Sexy Station.
- Check out a book or movie from our Resource Library.
- Bring your own mug to enjoy tea at our tea station.
Host a group meeting in The Mosaic Center
The Mosaic Center may be reserved by individuals or groups who are working toward our mission to “provide an inclusive space for all cultures and people” through “education, celebration, advocacy, and leadership development.” To reserve the space, email email@example.com.
Mosaic Center Events
- Dinner Dialogues, film screenings, and discussions
- Cultural Heritage Celebrations
- LGBTQ+ programs
- Interfaith Initiatives with Spiritual Life
- Self-Worth Events
- Mental Health & Disability Awareness
- MLK Day Celebrations
- Woke Week
- Lunch on the Lawn
Mosaic Center Leadership Opportunities
- Student Employment
- Step UP! Bystander Empowerment Training is a pro-social bystander intervention program.
- Conference Participation (National Hispanic Leadership Institute, International Student Leadership Conference)
- The Scholars’ Latino Initiative is an academic and leadership development program that provides academic success for Latino/a students. Undergraduate students serve in 3-year mentoring partnerships with local high school students.
Step UP! Bystander Empowerment Training is a pro-social bystander intervention program that increases motivation to help others and brings awareness to personal surroundings. It helps members of the SU community understand that it’s okay to do something as indirect as making a phone call or notifying another person in a situation involving things like alcohol, discrimination, or sexual misconduct.
All of our workshops and presentations must meet at least one of our learning objectives.
- Learn something new about culture, diversity, or social justice.
- Appreciate differing and shared life experiences.
- Feel that they are a valued part of the campus community.
- Be inspired to help create an inclusive community at Shenandoah.
Planning Your Workshop
5-100 depending on the desired content
50 minutes to 2 hours and can be adjusted to fit your needs.
Residence halls, classrooms, staff meetings, etc!
Schedule Your Workshop
firstname.lastname@example.org | 540-535-3449
Step UP! Bystander Intervention
Safe Zone – Sexuality and Gender
Navigating Intercultural Understanding
How to Have Difficult Conversations
Creating Inclusive Classrooms
Who are you? Self Identity Exercises
Implicit Bias & Microaggressions
Listening & Empathy
Privilege & Oppression
Safe Zone at Shenandoah University
Safe Zone is a network of people who seek to affirm and support sexual and gender diversity. Safe Zone members are working to create a community that understands and honors the value of each unique individual. Safe Zone workshop participants receive Safe Zone stickers to openly display as a symbol they are allies who can provide support and resources to LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
Multicultural Student Organizations
- Black Student Union
- Estudiantes Unidos
- International Students Association
- Saudi Student Association
- Shenandoah Conservatory Students of Color
Multicultural Religious Groups
- Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
- Fellowship for Christian Athletes
- Harambee Gospel Choir
- Jewish Student Union
- Muslim Students Association
- Shenandoah University Catholic Campus Ministry
Report An Incident
Student of Concern
Fellow students, family members, faculty and staff can play an invaluable role in helping students who are in distress. Your expression of interest, concern, and compassion is an important factor toward a student seeking the assistance they need. A student of concern is any student who is displaying behaviors that may get in the way of a student’s ability to be successful in the University environment. Report a student of concern to SU’s Behavioral Consultation Team.
Shenandoah University affirms the rights of its students, faculty and staff to live, work and study in an environment free from sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual harassment, relationship violence, sexual exploitation and stalking. Report an incident of sexual misconduct to SU’s Title IX Coordinator.
Non-Discrimination And Bias Policy And Procedures
Shenandoah University prohibits discrimination by members of the university community on the basis of any protected class listed in the university’s nondiscrimination statement, as well as bias.
Shenandoah’s Non-Discrimination and Bias Policy and Procedures
For emergencies please contact the Department of Public Safety at 540-678-4444.
Gender, Pronoun, & Campus Name Change Form
Shenandoah University is committed to honoring diversity of gender identity and expression. This form includes options for you to work with an advocate on campus to:
- Change your legal sex
- Choose a gender identity marker
- Choose a personal pronoun
- Change your legal name