The Multicultural and Inclusion Office serves students from underrepresented backgrounds, first-generation students and aspiring business entrepreneurs. We work with students on English as a Second Language skills, academic skills, setting up mentoring relationships, setting up business internships and community development opportunities (also called service learning). The coordinator is part academic advisor, business community liaison and career advisor. The coordinator also is responsible for guiding these students through Black Hawk College to their career or transfer school.
Multicultural Mentoring Program
This program joins mentors in a professional field with BHC international students. The program is designed to help international students learn about their chosen field of study and culture. Activities include field trips, speakers, games, picnic and more.
Become a volunteer mentor! Apply online or contact Loredana Cooper
The Multicultural and Inclusion Office (MIO) is a student support service established to increase diversity at Black Hawk College via the recruitment and retention of students from diverse backgrounds and the enrichment of campus life through cultural and awareness activities, creating an environment where all students feel welcome, heard and understood.
The MIO accomplishes this goal through facilitating multicultural education training, providing leadership, developing a comprehensive mentoring program to assist new students each semester, community outreach, academic advisement, maintaining relationships with Quad-Cities organizations and diversity club participation.
The MIO operates under the principle that every person’s unique life experiences enrich campus life and adds a profound element to a true education.