Celebrate Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Month at Stonehill College!

oia-hp-latinxJoin us as we celebrate Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Month, which is devoted to honoring and celebrating the cultures, histories, and legacies of Latinx/a/o and Hispanic people within the United States and abroad. We invite all community members to learn, share, and reflect as we engage in conversations and celebration of our local and global community.

Calendar of Events

Poetry Slam Night
featuring Carlos Andrés Gómez and Katie Wirsing
Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:30pm, Roche Dining Commons A
Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities

Admissions: Student Stories from Undocumented America
a Keep It Reel Film Presentation
Monday, September 18, 2017
4pm-5:30pm, Duffy 149

3rd Annual Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Festival
Thursday, October 5, 2017
7pm-10pm, Pettit Atrium, Shields Science Center
Sponsored by Mundos Apartes, Tierras Unidas (M.A.T.U.)

Visit our events calendar for more details on these and other events from Intercultural Affairs.


Check Out our New Programs for the Fall Semester!

eventsThe Office of Intercultural Affairs has officially announced its lineup of programs for the Fall Semester. Check out our assortment of programs that include some of our signature initiatives:

  • Heritage Programs (Latinx-Hispanic Heritage Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, Native American Heritage Month, and Disability Awareness Month)
  • 9th Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Exploring Identity Brown Bag Lunches
  • First Gen Week
  • Stonehill PRIDE Week

Check our calendar at tockify.com/scdiversity for the latest details on all of our programs. The events in this calendar are subject to change, so please be sure to check our calendar often!


Announcing the Conference on Diversity and Inclusion!

CDI2017-October9th Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Martin Institute for Law & Society

The Conference on Diversity and Inclusion is an annual event that seeks to bring together students, faculty, staff, and community members to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion at Stonehill College. The conference serves as venue for sharing programs, curriculum ideas, teaching practices, student experiences, and leadership development practices that strive to create a culture of belong at the College.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Conference on Diversity and Inclusion. All Stonehill faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to attend. Register by Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to ensure your spot!



We are now accepting program proposals for the 2017 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion. We are looking for Stonehill community members to offer presentations, workshops, lectures, or other interactive media to engage our participants through further development of knowledge, awareness, and skills on a wide array of topics surrounding diversity and inclusion. We encourage proposals that meet the learning goals of the conference and provide new, innovative perspectives on diversity and inclusion topics. Examples of possible session topic areas to submit for consideration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Inclusive educational practices to enhance classroom climate
  • Human resource and student personnel management and development
  • Student leadership development and training around intercultural competence
  • Civic engagement, social issues, and global citizenship
  • Ally development, cultural competence, and bystander intervention trainings
  • Cultural considerations for working with diverse populations
  • Popular culture and media representation with regards to diversity and identity
  • Diversifying the academic curriculum
  • Exploring the social justice philosophy behind our Catholic identity and mission
  • Intersections of social identities and social oppression

We are offering four concurrent sessions during a 60-minute time block to take place in Martin Institute for Law & Society, and we will notify all individuals who submitted a proposal whether or not their program has been accepted.


DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS: Friday, September 22, 2017


PLEASE NOTE: If you submit a proposal for the conference, you must also register for the conference, even if you are only able to attend during the time of your presentation.

Visit our Conference on Diversity and Inclusion webpage to learn more. Check us out at tinyurl.edu/StonehillCDI.

Women’s History Month at Stonehill College


About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” (from womenshistorymonth.gov)

Calendar of Events

Forward Movement: How Do We Continue the Work after Women’s Marches?

March 20, 2017 • 12pm-1pm • Flynn DisCo (Library)

The recent political climate resulted in a call to action that mobilized women and their allies to march all over the world. The question remains: what are the next steps after these marches? join us for a brown bag lunch discussion to share your thoughts on where we go from here.

Keep It Reel Films presents: “MAKERS: Women Who Make America”

March 21, 2017 • 4pm-5:30pm • Duffy 149

MAKERS: Women Who Make America tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. The story is brought to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.

Keep It Reel Films presents: “Dark Girls”

March 26, 2017 • 6:30pm-8pm • Duffy 101
Co-sponsored by the Afro-Caribbean Club and Mundos Apartes, Tierras Unidas (M.A.T.U.)

Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices dark-skinned women face throughout the world. It explores the roots of classism, racism and the lack of self-esteem within a segment of cultures that span from American to the most remote corners of the globe. Women share their personal stories, touching on deeply ingrained beliefs and attitudes of society, while allowing generations to heal as they learn to love themselves for who they are.

Women of the Hill: Journeys and Achievements of Influential Stonehill Women

March 29, 2017 • 11:30am-1pm • Cleary Dining Room

Join us as we celebrate and hear the journeys of some of Stonehill’s women who have made cignificant contributions during their time at the College. this panel discussion is open to all and will include a catered lunch. To RSVP, please email diversity@stonehill.edu by Friday, March 24, 2017. Please indicate dietary restrictions or accessibility accommodations in your RSVP email if you have any.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Week at Stonehill College


Join us as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Week, which is devoted to honoring the leadership and legacy of a man who mobilized many to create significant change in our country and shape history as we know it today. We at Stonehill College are committed through our mission to honor Dr. King’s legacy and example through our service, education, and advocacy.

Wednesday, January 18 @ 2:30pm-3:30pm
A Review of the Dream: Reflections on “I Have a Dream”
Duffy 149

Thursday, January 19 @ 11:00am-2:00pm
MLK Pledge Day
Roche Dining Commons, Second Floor

Friday, January 20 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where Do We Go from Here?: Hope and Justice Beyond the Election
Martin Institute for Law & Society

Monday, January 23 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm
Keep it Reel Film: “A Time for Justice: America’s Civil Rights Movement”
Duffy 149

Tuesday, January 24 @ 12:30pm-1:00pm
MLK Interfaith Prayer Service
Duffy 149

Visit our live calendar for a description of MLK Week events and other upcoming programs.

Announcing the 2017 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion!

The Office of Intercultural Affairs is pleased to announce:


8th Annual
Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
Forging Ahead in Light and Hope

Friday, February 10, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Martin Institute for Law & Society

The Conference on Diversity and Inclusion is an annual event that is designed to bring together students, faculty, and staff to discuss diversity and inclusion at Stonehill. Attendees at the conference share, learn, and engage in meaningful dialogue and connection, and walk away with meaningful tools and awareness they can use to create meaningful change on campus and beyond. All members of the Stonehill community are strongly encouraged to attend.

This year’s conference theme is “Forging Ahead in Light and Hope.” This theme is inspired by the recent election season and serves to keep us focused on moving forward in light of what’s to come. This year’s conference will serve as a forum to help us set a course for action towards meaningful change and inclusion of all members in the name of our College’s mission.

To learn more about the conference, click HERE!

Call for Presenters!

We are now accepting program proposals for the 2017 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at Stonehill College. The goal of this year’s conference is to further dialogue on campus about how to foster an inclusive, respectable environment at Stonehill College.

We are seeking individuals from the community to lead sessions on topics related to our theme of moving forward in action, including but not limited to:

  • Microagressions in and out of the classroom
  • Creating “brave spaces” versus safe spaces
  • Understanding privilege, power, and oppression
  • Exploring Whiteness and being an effective White ally
  • Building inclusivity through a Catholic identity
  • Using social media to address prejudice and discrimination
  • Understanding cognitive dissonance in social justice conversations
  • Being a vocal bystander during moments of social injustice

Click here to see the program and list of sessions for the 2016 Conference on Diversity and Inclusion.

Session presenters will be notified if their session is accepted. All conference sessions are 50 minutes long and will take place in Martin Institute for Law and Society.

DEADLINE FOR PROGRAM PROPOSALS: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 @ 11:59 PM


PLEASE NOTE: If you submit a proposal for the conference, you must also register for the conference, even if you are only able to present during your session.

For any questions about the Conference on Diversity and Inclusion, please contact Patrick Hale (phale@stonehill.edu) or Jasmine Mahoney (jmahoney@stonehill.edu).

Announcing…the First-Generation College Student Resource Portal

first-genThe Office of Intercultural Affairs is pleased to announce the:
First-Generation College Students Resource Portal

First-generation college students bring a unique set of characteristics and skills to our campus. As this is a growing populations nationally—and our campus—it is essential that we give visibility to this large population!  The Office of Intercultural Affairs is thrilled to share our new First-Generation College Students Resource Portal! This resource is designed to support incoming and continuing first-generation college student in their academic persistence and graduation.

You can visit our portal at the following link:

What is a First-Generation College Student?
A widely recognized formal definition of a first-generation student (first-gen, for short) is any student whose parents did not complete a four-year, bachelor’s degree. This definition, however, raises several questions such as:

  • Is a student still first-gen if one parent/guardian completed a degree?
  • Does the type of degree – associate’s or bachelor’s – matter?
  • What if a parent or guardian attended college, but did not complete a degree?
  • What if the parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a degree, but an older sibling has?

We realize that any set of circumstances, such as those listed above, can cause a student to feel as though they identify as first-generation because their support system lacks knowledge of the college experience. If you are unsure about your first-gen status, or if you think you could benefit from additional support, feel free to stop by the Office of Intercultural Affairs to discuss.

First-gen Faculty and Staff are encouraged to sign up to be listed on the portal!
If you identify as a first-generation college student and would like to serve as a resource for other first-generation students please sign up to be listed on the portal. For more information or to sign up visit the “Faculty & Staff Resources” tab.

Stay tuned for First-Gen Week next semester!