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Cultural Enrichment Center

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The Cultural Enrichment Center (CEC) addresses racial and cultural issues impacting marginalized students, including Black, ethnic minorities, and LGBTQIA+ communities. Established to always evolve with the needs of our students, the CEC fosters an inclusive, supportive, and culturally rich environment through diverse programs and events. We assist the college in enhancing services for student communities and introduce the entire student population to cross-cultural issues. The CEC serves as a referral and support unit for academic, financial, personal, and social matters. We advise multicultural organizations like PRIDE, Black Student Union, and LatinX Student Association and offer leadership opportunities such as the Black Lives Lead Scholarship. Join us to engage, learn, and contribute to a more equitable campus community.

Peers Uplifting Peers Mentorship Program

The Peers Uplifting Peers (PUPs) program provides support for students of marginalized identities and creates a network that aids in connecting students to peers, alumni, and the greater D'Youville community.

Diversity Peer Educator

The Diversity Peer Educators (DPE) are trained student facilitators dedicated to promoting greater cultural awareness, competency, and understanding.

Black Lives Lead Scholarship

Purpose: The Black Lives Lead Scholarship (BLLS) at D'Youville University aims to empower Black students by providing financial support, fostering academic excellence, and promoting leadership within the community. This scholarship is designed to create a transformative academic experience, encouraging students to excel in their studies, develop leadership skills, and engage actively in their communities.

Eligibility Requirements
  1. Enrollment: Must be enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student at D'Youville University.
  2. Academic Achievement: Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Leadership and Community Involvement: Demonstrated leadership qualities and active involvement in community service or extracurricular activities.
  4. Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from teachers, mentors, or community leaders who can speak to the applicant's character and leadership potential.
  5. Transcript: A copy of the applicant's most recent academic transcript.
Application Process
  1. Online Application Form: Starting July 22 2024, complete the online application form.
  2. Required Documents: Submit the following documents:
    • Essay: An essay detailing your leadership experiences, community involvement, and how you plan to use your education to drive positive change.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation.
    • Academic Transcript: Your most recent academic transcript.
  3. Review and Interview: Applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee. Finalists may be invited for an interview to further discuss their qualifications and aspirations.

If you have any further questions or need additional details, please email Mariama McCoy at