Office of Multicultural Affairs

May 10, 2017 - 3:39pm
The statistical decline in minority students at Syracuse University over the past two years could be representative of a larger diversity issue.

Syracuse University is home to more than 20,000 students with varying ethnic and religious backgrounds.

However, the university has seen a steady decline in diversity (by measure of statistics) over the past two years. Every ethnic background large enough to be recognized by the school, other than caucasians and international students, has decreased in population.

April 9, 2017 - 12:32pm
The former “Teen Wolf” star addressed Hollywood’s reluctance to cast Asian and Asian-American actors Saturday afternoon.

Growing up in Amarillo, Texas, Arden Cho often faced discrimination from her classmates and even her teachers. The bullying was so severe that she ended up in the hospital on multiple occasions after being beaten up, Cho said.

“Before I went to college, I used to think that being Asian-American was the worst thing that could have happened to me,” she said.

December 7, 2015 - 6:09pm
Eleven students compete to be top poet in skill, presence and content at Verbal Blend's 6th annual poetry competition.

One mic: one voice.

June 18, 2012 - 5:22am
In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting, Syracuse students and residents describe how it feels to be racially profiled.

The death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, Fla., sparked a national conversation about race and justice in America.

June 16, 2011 - 12:09am
The spoken word program encourages SU student poets to think, write and share original works.

Every week, for six weeks, a group of students gathered in the main lounge of Boland Hall, formed a circle and began to talk. They talked about anything — self-image, relationships, school, politics, social issues, life. Then, they used their spoken thoughts and crafted them into poems.