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:
A print application form is also available for pick up in the Welcome Center on the Ft. Steilacoom campus. MLI is active in the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters only.
"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,
This is a nationwide distinction awarded by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).