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Programs and Events

In recognition of Human Rights Day!
The Office of Student Life and the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services are hosting Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete to be drafted in the National Football League (NFL).
In a culture where members of the LGBT community are vilified, Michael Sam stood firm and owned his truth, and he will encourage our students to do the same. Own their truths, whatever they may be.
Michael Sam

The Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services Annual Holiday Drop-In
We hope you will be able to join us for our annual Holiday Drop In…

MSPS Holiday

The Get Down
A dialogue on History and Culture and its impact on music during the '80s, '90s and 2000s.

The Get Down

La Vida Latina:  Celebra!
Exploring the rich history and culture of Mexico through music, dance and food.

La Vida Latina

In Recognition of Native American Heritage Month

Native American

Mentoring Matters:  Mentors-Mentees Bowling Nite at The Alley 
A classic pastime for a great bonding experience between students, faculty, and staff.


Connect, Reflect and Release
This discussion allows students to express their feelings on the outcome of the presidential election, along with unexpected emotional reactions and distress students may face during these times in a safe environment.


Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed.

Day of the Dead

The Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards

The ExCel Awards is an annual campus-wide program that recognizes faculty, staff, students, community groups, and/or individuals promoting excellence, diversity, and inclusion at the College of Charleston. Nominations may highlight excellence in academic achievement, teaching, student learning/leadership, athleticism, individual contributions to the campus community, and/or professional, social, and cultural leadership.  To view the 2016 ExCel Award Recipients, please click this link .

2016 Excel Awards


EVOLUTION of a BLACK GIRL : From the Slave House to the White House

Join the Offices of Student Life and Multicultural Student Programs and Services as we host the one woman show, Evolution of a Black Girl: From the Slave House to the White House! 

This powerful one-woman show portrays 12 different characters. This unforgettable performance of these women takes the audience on a journey from Africa during the 1400's to present day in America. This journey incorporates rich history, stories of love, and moments of joy and sorrow. Stories of women such as Phyllis Wheatley, Harriet Tubman, Madam C.J. Walker, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Josephine Baker, and Michelle Obama are creatively told throughout this show. "Evolution of a Black Girl..." strategically describes current epidemics that challenge today's society in hopes that the voices of the past can offer solutions to save the future.

Evolution of a Black Girl



The College of Charleston’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services will present “We the People – African American History Through Word and Song” on Feb. 21, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Sottile Theater.
The program will feature music by the College of Charleston Gospel Choir, directed by Brenten Weeks, the Claflin University Concert Choir, directed by Isaiah McGee, and the Lowcountry Voices, directed by Nathan L. Nelson and Sandra Barnhardt.  The choirs will perform various selections that include spirituals and gospel music.  The program will feature the history of the African American experience and the narrations include topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, racial equality in the 21st century, educational issues and a tribute to the victims of the Emanuel AME Church shooting.

We The PeopleClaflin Concert Choir