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Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs is here to ensure all minorities on campus are represented in social organizations, honors programs or other areas of interest. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with the needed support away from home, in order for you to thrive on campus.

Below are a few organizations currently available you should consider joining. However, we are open to suggestions and would like to know your interest. Complete one, two, three or all the links below… We are looking forward to an exciting year where we want your voice to be heard. The best way to do that is to become involved.

NAHN students 2021
Janet Flores, Karla Magana, Vanessa Flores, Raquelin Ledesma, Anna Rodriquez, Bryana Lara, Kristina Alvarez, Melissa Gonzalez, and Alyssa Campos.
Diana Garcia, President

We provide members with leadership, mentors, apprentices, professional and educational opportunities. Join us to promote professionalism in Hispanic Nursing and to promote health in the Hispanic Community. National Scholarships are available.
Interest form


We serve as the voice for black nurses and diverse populations ensuring equal access to professional development, promoting educational opportunities and improving health.
The organization provide a forum for Black Nurses to advocate and implement strategies that will ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color. 
Interest Form


Conversations of Brotherhood, Resolution, Networking and Change Among Men
“MINORITY MEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE” is an organization that strives to support ways of nurturing, and bolstering persistence of social, religious and academic performance among minority males at East Texas Baptist University. The organization is open to all students, friends and allies who are interested in being a supportive presence in the lives of these young men. JOIN THE MEN THAT ARE UNAFRAID TO LEAD
Interest Form


We motivate and assist others through academic enrichment, professional development, self-awareness and networking. Our focus is community service through voter awareness, financial literacy, read-ins, tutoring programs, homeless shelters, mentoring programs, church programs or the support of well-known initiatives such as Head Start and St. Jude. National scholarship opportunities are available.
Interest Form


What culture, food, language, tradition, music, event or holiday do you suggest to CELEBRATE AND EDUCATE?
Add your suggestions here.

Mission Statement
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is committed to creating a Christ-centered, inclusive, and equitable environment encouraging all students to celebrate their heritage while also understanding, valuing, and embracing the cultural diversity of others.

Vision Statement
The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides students the opportunity to engage their minds through multicultural programming, cross-cultural enlightenment, and leadership development helping them to become better Christian servant leaders within their culturally diverse communities.

Core Values

  • Christ-centered Commitment: Integrate Christian values within all programming and educational experiences.
  • Supportive Community: Support and encourage students of diverse cultures in leadership, cultural identity, self-identity, and career development.
  • Enlightenment: Enrich and develop cultural knowledge for all students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Faith: Through the integration of Christ-centered values, students will develop the ability to serve others of different cultures while also embracing their Christian faith.
  • Engagement: Through programming, education, and support, students will develop the knowledge and skills to succeed academically, culturally, and in lifelong endeavors.
  • Leadership: Students will develop the ability to become Christian servant leaders for their callings to God and humanity.
  • Community Involvement: Students will develop the ability to become active, productive, and vocal leaders within their culturally diverse communities.

Reporting: The Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs reports to the Vice President of Student Engagement.

Upcoming Multicultural Affairs Events

Upcoming Multicultural Affairs Events
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Amigos Unidos

A new student organization will host its first campus meeting. Come join us and get engaged! Guest speaker will be Mr. Orlando Valle. Topic: CELEBRATING HISPANIC CULTURE * Location: Edwards Governance/Student Center

Orlando Valle is Harleton and Marshall Market President for 1St National Bank of Hughes Springs in Harleton. He specializes in Commercial, Consumer and Mortgage Lending with a focus in Hispanic Consumer acquisition. He is also very involved in the community as President of the Marshall Harrison County Literacy Council and serves as President of the Harrison County Hispanic Lions Club. Orlando Valle has served as a past President for the Greater Marshall of Chamber Ambassador and is a current Ambassador. He is currently a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Noche con Amigos with Live Mariachi Band

Celebrate at Noche con Amigos with a live Mariachi band called “Mariachi Nueva Era” and a food truck! The first 50 students will eat free! This event will take place on Rainey Street (between Centennial Hall and the Ornelas Student Center). 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Multicultural Fair at Bennett Student Commons

Come by and take a picture or make a video; we want to know where you are from and why you love your culture.  Pick up treats, trinkets and celebrate. Location: Front of Commons

Tai Chi Class at the Grove

Led by Glen Guerin, Master Martial Artist  

Relax, release, and learn this Asian Art as you practice your Tai Chi moves! Glen began training in Tai Chi and Kung Fu in 1979 with Grandmaster Johnny Lee (Kwong Ming), became a black belt instructor in 1987, trained in China with senior Tai Chi Masters during six trips, and promoted to 8th degree black belt in 2014.

Native American History and East Texas via Zoom

Zoom Link: * Meeting ID: 817 9699 9537

Bryant J. Celestine is of the Oofatta (Beaver) Clan of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. He has served as the Historic Preservation Officer for the Tribe since 2008 with a multitude of responsibilities for the Tribe: historic preservation, archival management, cemetery preservation, cultural longevity and language revitalization. In addition, Bryant sits on numerous committees for the Tribe and various consulting entities in Texas as well as in southeastern United States. He has been married to Dawn for twenty-one years and has three children, Hailey, Connor, and Joshua.

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