Multicultural Services - Multicultural Leadership Institute

Multicultural Leadership Institute (MLI) offers students a free 18-hour diversity-training workshop track called EMBRACE (Educating Myself For Better Racial Awareness and Cultural Enrichment). The benefits are:

  • Opportunities to develop personally by examining one's own stereotypes, communication barriers and knowledge about other cultures.
  • Networking opportunities to build alliances with Pierce College faculty, staff, administrators and student leaders.
  • Obtain an EMBRACE certificate of hours completed in diversity training.
  • Participants can plan their own workshop schedule based on workshops offered.
  • Community service and service-learning opportunities to put the diversity training into action

Interested in joining us?

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MLI is active in the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters only.

What students are saying about MLI:

"MLI has been the support system that I never knew I could have at a large institution"
-- Jessica MCKay

"Before MLI, I was hesitant in sharing anything of my culture. I isolated my East-Indian heritage from any aspect of my social life. But after attending the MLI weekend Intensive, I couldn't wait to share anything and everything about my culture. Now I embrace with both arms open."
--Paradeep Singh

"I am a first generation college student. When I first started here at Pierce, I felt separated from my school experience. I didn't have people to talk about school. Thanks to MLI, I feel connected to the college. MLI introduced me to a lot of great people that have different backgrounds and cultures than me. The people I met in MLI have become my support system I lacked when I started here."
-- James Campbell


In 2008, Pierce College Multicultural Leadership Institute received the Voice of Inclusion Medallion for Exemplary Program.

This is a nationwide distinction awarded by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).


Multicultural Leadership Institute

Cameron Cox
Advisor (FS)
(253) 964-6598