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Programs and Services

The Center works side-by-side with the University community to address systemic challenges. When you participate in our events and programs, you'll become more open to the lives and journeys of others – and more determined to create a future everyone can share in.

The Spirit of Diversity Dinner and Scholarship Benefit

Hosted by the Center, this event honors University students and partners who are committed to academic excellence, diversity and inclusion.  The event which gathers over 300 people in attendance annually, provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, students and members of the Pittsburgh community to hear from some of the nation's leading thinkers on multicultural issues.  Past keynote speakers include: Swin Cash, Charlie Batch, Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Cornel West. 

Annual Turkey Drive

Held every November, the Annual Turkey Drive brings together members of the Duquesne University community and over 20 community partners to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in and around the Greater Pittsburgh Region. Since its inception, the drive has provided over 2,200 meals to those in need.

Diversity Day of Awareness

Held in the Fall semester, the Diversity Day of Awareness seeks to convey the importance of diversity. Hosted by the Multicultural Programming Council (MPC) the event joins together faculty members, staff members, senior administration and external community partners.

Student Development Series

A Four-Part series held in the Fall semester, the Student Development Series seeks to stimulate the development of our student leaders through a variety of relevant topics and issues. Topics include: Success In The New Generation, Networking, Business & Personal Etiquette for Success and Defining Your Purpose.

Annual Diversity Alumni Gala

Each year, the Annual Alumni Gala is held. This event convenes and introduces our wonderful minority alumni, graduating seniors and university community members to each other while also promoting awareness about the university's actions for Diversity and Inclusion.

Bridge To College Program

In collaboration with the Admissions Department, the Annual Bridge To College Program invites local area high school students in to provide a glimpse into life as a potential member of the Duquesne University Community. Interactive sessions with current students, faculty members and senior leadership members are included in the event schedule.