Office of Intercultural Programs
The Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP) is dedicated to honoring God by meeting the individual needs of international students, American ethnic students, missionary kids (MKs), and third culture kids (TCKs) at Taylor University. The Office works to cultivate a safe and welcoming environment, which provides educational and experiential opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty. Our programs stimulate meaningful dialogue regarding issues of diversity and racial reconciliation, ultimately reflecting the splendor of God’s creation in every culture.
The OIP supports the recruitment, retention, development, and graduation of intercultural students at Taylor. The Office supports diverse student groups on campus in order to grow their members through leadership opportunities, and by advocating to each students unique concerns. By partnering with other departments on campus, the Office of Intercultural Programs works to serve and empower intercultural students to graduate as holistic, competent servant leaders.
We supervise, provide leadership training, and advise these eight student organizations:
- Asian Society for Intercultural Awareness (ASIA)
- Black Student Union (BSU)
- Latino Student Union (LSU)
- Middle East Collegiate Association (MECA)
- Multi-Ethnic Student Association (MESA)
- MuKappa (missionary kids organization)
- International Student Society (ISS)
- Voices of Praise Gospel Choir
The Office of Intercultural Programs is committed to enriching the Taylor community by implementing programs that promote awareness and sensitivity to diversity-related issues, and encouraging positive, respectful, and meaningful dialogue regarding these issues. The Office fosters intercultural community at Taylor by providing a welcoming environment and educational opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff. We believe all Taylor students are better prepared for the future by engaging in programs that cultivate understanding by interacting with a diverse community.