Harding’s mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals. One of the goals of the institution is the promotion of citizenship within a global perspective. The Office of Multicultural Student Services operates in conjunction with the overall mission and goals of the university by assisting in the academic and personal growth and development of the various minority groups on campus. The office promotes access to, rather than exclusion from, academic, social and recreational groups and activities. Intentional social interaction is encouraged rather than passive social isolation and segregation. In addition, this office provides educational efforts for both majority and minority students that focus on awareness of cultural differences self-assessment of cultural awareness and possible prejudices and changing prejudicial attitudes or behaviors.
Most of the programming for the Office of Multicultural Student Services is done by a student organization called the Multicultural Student Action Committee. This energetic and creative group of students meets regularly and is instrumental in involving a large percentage of our minority students in campus life.
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Student Center on the 2nd floor room 239