The cultural programs department within the Community Life Office aims to make great efforts to expand and integrate diversity into campus-wide initiatives and culture. We plan to inspire and encourage students to connect and build deep relationships with students from different cultures and contexts that contribute to the CBU experience.
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month is an observation and celebration of the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta is an opportunity for the CBU community to experience the Hispanic culture through authentic cuisine, traditional music and dance, and performing and visual arts.
During Fiesta de la Café: Celebration of the Hispanic Culture, the Alumni Dining Commons is decorated with traditional Hispanic art and décor.
Black History Celebration
The MLK Tribute is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision and a celebration of African-American history.
Poetry Slam celebrates African-American literary culture, spoken word and poetry.
The Dream Event (with United) celebrates African-American history and culture, including music, historical figures, poetry and dramatizations.
These occur several times a year and are a chance for students to experience diverse cultures across California through food, art, historical sites, music, architecture and lifestyle.
We collaborate with other offices to host cultural events such as Lunar New Year and Festival of Colors. We serve as an aid in brainstorming and planning these events on campus.
Lunar New Year celebrates Asian history and culture with music, historical figures, poetry and drama.
Festival of Colors celebrates Indian history and culture with music and activities.