Multicultural Student Programs
All Coastal students have the opportunity to contribute to campus life by participating in co-curricular and enrichment activities. Minority students can learn about their cultural identities by participating in the following programs.
African-American Legacy Series
This annual event is a celebration of African-American art, history, music, theater and culture. The celebration unites the community and the campus for a series of events including a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the Gospel Sing Out, and a Black History program coordinated by various student organizations.
This annual event is designed to involve all areas of campus in celebrating different cultures. The festival highlights the history, music, dance, art and food of many countries and cultures.
An annual event is planned to celebrate the art, music and history of Hispanic countries. Events have featured dancing, speakers, music and festivals.
The Leadership Challenge program recognizes academic skills and leadership potential in minority students as a means of reinforcing their identity with the university; promotes the development of leadership potential through seminars, workshops, conferences and practical experience; and involves Coastal students in university and community service projects. Download the Leadership Challenge Information Sheet
SNAP (Students Navigating and Advising Peers)
The university provides mentoring for minority freshmen through programs and activities. The goal of the program is to help new students adjust and successfully function within the university community by providing positive role models. Each student who participates in the program is paired with an upperclassman to help guide them through their freshman year. Get information about SNAP by viewing the SNAP Mentoring Information Flyer and downloading the SNAP Mentoring Enrollment Form.
Native American Awareness
Support from local organizations provides programs such as lectures, performances and informative displays to enhance awareness of the Native American culture. Native performers as well as historians, archeologists and authors share their insights into the fascinating origins of Native American tribes and cultures.