Millikin's Cultural Programs
Conversation on Race
For the past several years, Millikin University, in conjunction with Richland Community College and Decatur Public School District 61, has provided a two-part series addressing race relations in the Decatur community. These events take place in the spring semester and are free and open to the public.
Food for Thought Series
This lunch hour series provides participants to explore different multicultural topics. Topics have ranged from male engagement to exploring poverty in the community.
At the start of the spring semester, the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement provides a time to reflect on the leadership and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The evening starts at Pilling Chapel with a candlelight walk to Richards Treat University Center. During the second part of the vigil faculty, staff, and students talk about the impact that Martin Luther King Jr. made on society as well as individually.
Tunnel of Oppression
The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive program designed to illuminate the issues of oppression that have historically occurred and that still take place in today's society. Each group is led by their student tour guide through a series of active and passive scenarios in which they are exposed to various types of oppressive behaviors and experiences. Potential issues addressed include inequality, body image, disability, domestic violence, religion, and other diverse issues.
Each semester we provide a senior reception for all those students that will be soon graduating. During this time multicultural student organizations and the Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement will share in the celebration of each student who will be taking the next step in their journey.