The Buford Intercultural Student Services Center was created in 2008 and dedicated in honor of Desmond V. Buford. Its purpose is to support the mission of the Office of Intercultural Student Services, which aims to foster a campus environment that acknowledges and respects the value of diversity. This goal prompted the idea to form an advisory committee for Black History Month, with the aim of getting students from all types of backgrounds to talk about what they would like to see happen at UF for the month-long celebration in February 2016.
The University of Findlay has a vibrant international student population that includes individuals from 41 countries. But many, from United States citizens to Saudi Arabians, tend to remain socially exclusive. Given today’s global inter-connectivity that influences everything from business to politics, the University hopes to encourage more multicultural interaction. The Buford Center of Diversity and services located at 1222 N. Cory St., has launched multiple efforts targeted at achieving greater interaction between the different cultures at UF. Cultural appreciation and exploration initiatives are helping students to feel invested in other cultures.
“You + Me + We: Leadership, Professionalism, Inter-culturalism, Where We All Connect.”