A Letter from the Director

"We are convinced that Christ has given each of us the gift of a cultural heritage and that as we grow in our understanding of ourselves and others we are able to see the cultural gifts of others as a reflection of Christ."

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Rodney Sisco

Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Development. We strive to be a resource for campus racial and ethnic diversity. To provide resources, counsel, wisdom, and a safe place to address the challenges of Christ-centered diversity. Our goal is to point students in directions to move forward in recognizing our unity in the midst of our diversity. 

Our logo represents this unique perspective. The world is surrounded by the love of Christ represented by the cross. Look carefully and you will see a cross. Additionally, here in the United States we are impacted and influenced by the convergence of our global community, which has come to this country over generations. As a nation we are a unique amalgamation of many different people coming into one people though there have been challenges in getting us there. The cross reminds us of the battle for our souls, the battle for our unity. The evil one desires separation and disconnect; unity dictates that through our differences we complement each other to represent Christ. Whole and effective women and men of God are subject to the cross, finding our unity in our diversity.

We are a resource for students looking into the question of Christ-centered diversity regardless of their background. We are convinced that Christ has given each of us the gift of a cultural heritage and that as we grow in our understanding of ourselves and others we are able to see the cultural gifts of others as a reflection of Christ. We pray that this site gives you a glimpse into the mission and heartbeat of OMD. 

Rodney Sisco '84

Director, Office of Multicultural Development

Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Development. We strive to be a resource for campus racial and ethnic diversity. To provide resources, counsel, wisdom, and a safe place to address the challenges of Christ-centered diversity. Our goal is to point students in directions to move forward in recognizing our unity in the midst of our diversity. 

Our logo represents this unique perspective. The world is surrounded by the love of Christ represented by the cross. Look carefully and you will see a cross. Additionally, here in the United States we are impacted and influenced by the convergence of our global community, which has come to this country over generations. As a nation we are a unique amalgamation of many different people coming into one people though there have been challenges in getting us there. The cross reminds us of the battle for our souls, the battle for our unity. The evil one desires separation and disconnect; unity dictates that through our differences we complement each other to represent Christ. Whole and effective women and men of God are subject to the cross, finding our unity in our diversity.

We are a resource for students looking into the question of Christ-centered diversity regardless of their background. We are convinced that Christ has given each of us the gift of a cultural heritage and that as we grow in our understanding of ourselves and others we are able to see the cultural gifts of others as a reflection of Christ. We pray that this site gives you a glimpse into the mission and heartbeat of OMD. 

Rodney Sisco '84

Director, Office of Multicultural Development