Programs and services
AHANA Connections: students of color orientation
Transitioning into college can present many challenges. AHANA
Connections introduces students of color to Saint Martin's University's
campus and creates a network of friends and community. The program
enhances the first-year experience of students of color by encouraging
relationships and involvement across campus.
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The Achievers Program supports the academic and personal success of
students currently receiving the Achievers Scholarship through the
College Success Foundation funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation. Students receive support from faculty, staff, and
upper-class students through mentoring programs, the first year seminar,
and year-round social events.
Student support services
Supporting students' overall academic, personal, and cultural
development is an important part of OII's mission. Student support
services helps students explore personal and cultural identity
development and navigate academic concerns. OII staff work individually
with students, but also make referrals to other departments when
applicable and advocates for students when appropriate.
Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration
An annual event for the Saint Martin’s community, OII collaborates with
Campus Life and the Black Student Union to celebrate the life and legacy
of the great civil rights leader and champions the continued efforts of
civil rights. The commemoration includes keynote speakers and
entertainment that help participants understand current issues with
regarding civil rights.
Multicultural film and speaker series
Central to the mission of OII are the efforts to inform and educate the
campus community on issues surrounding diversity from a national and
global perspective. OII hosts yearlong presentations from speakers,
entertainers, artists, and activists that assist the campus community to
learn more about social justice issues and encourage participants to
become agents for change in society.
Intercultural Club Alliance (ICA)
Recognizing the valuable contributions of student organizations on
campus, the Intercultural Club Alliance serves as an umbrella program
for student clubs that focus on race/ethnicity, international students,
social justice, and community service. Representatives from each club is
selected to service on the ICA Committee, where members meet to discuss
campus issues and share program ideas, as well as interact with faculty
and staff through the year to address critical issues currently facing
Recognizing the academic achievements of students is an important part
of OII's mission. In collaboration with the Diversity and Equity Team
and the Office of International Programs and Development, the AHANA
banquet celebrates these students' achievements by hosting an annual
graduation dinner, both for graduating students of color and
international students and their families.