Located in Montpelier Hall, Room 560, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Ally Education Program offers a free and confidential space to check out over 1500 books and movies about LGBT issues.
The program supports JMU's commitment to diversity by providing volunteer opportunities for students and educational events about the experience of LGBTQ identified students at JMU. The resource library is open from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Website: http://www.jmu.edu/lgbta/
Madison Equality is JMU's support community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students. The primary mission of the club is the promotion of tolerance and acceptance through education and awareness.
The club holds weekly meetings and does periodic educational programming on campus. Website: http://orgs.jmu.edu/madisonequality/
Safe Zone Safe Zone is a voluntary network of faculty, staff and students who believe that every member of the university community should have an equal opportunity to grow and learn in a safe and open environment. Safe Zone provides trainings to the university community each semester.
All can become safe zone trained and will be added to a network of individuals who consciously choose to create safe spaces on campus.
Safe Zone also maintains a harassment reporter. If students, staff or faculty experience or witness harassment related to LGBTQ individuals, they can report it at: http://www.jmu.edu/safezone/dartpat.shtml Website: http://www.jmu.edu/safezone/index.shtml
The James Madison University English Language Learner Services department has recently launched the Multilingual Writers' Community Blog where students are able to submit personal pieces of writing.
The site allows for students to connect with each other and at the same time exercise their writing skills in a non-evaluative setting, which as we all know, is a highly important skill in all professional fields. To join this blog go to http://www.jmumwc.com
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The mission of the JMU BAC is to serve as an instrument to promote positive relationships between the JMU African American student community, JMU African American alumni, and the University; to serve as a network of support to the JMU African American student community. Visit Website
The Center for Multicultural Student Services celebrates diversity by heightening awareness and educating students regarding ethnic and cultural diversity. There are a number of programs, events and student organizations designed to support you. Visit Website
The CMSS Multicultural AttachÃ©s promote diversity awareness throughout the JMU community by encouraging the transitioning student body to embrace multiculturalism. The program places special emphasis on assisting and supporting first year multicultural students who are adjusting to life at James Madison University. Visit Website
The vision of the JMU Interfaith Coalition is to facilitate mutual understanding of any and all religions and world views, and to promote positive civic engagement in the JMU and local communities. Visit Website
This committee is designed to be a voice within the JMU community to provide public support by creating unity through programs, legislation and community awareness to all students regardless of racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual orientation, and background. Committee Members
The Office of Admission offers opportunities to join Students for Minority Outreach or Student Ambassadors to recruit future students to JMU. Student Ambassadors offers various recruitment weekends to visit the campus in the fall and spring semesters. Visit Website Visit Multicultural Admissions
The Office of International Programs offers opportunities to study abroad and participate in programs at JMU designed to promote and support international life and culture.
The Office of Residence Life gives students the chance to live in a learning community, be involved in campus resources for success or be a Resident Advisor. Visit Website
The Centennial Scholars Program provides full-ride scholarships and academic and personal support to a select group of students. Visit Website
The Office of Financial Aid assists students in identifying and obtaining resources to finance higher education and helps educate students so that they can make informed financial decisions. Visit Website
The Office of Disability Services assists the University in creating an accessible community where everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in their educational experience. Visit Website
The Furious Flower Poetry Center aims to advance the genre of African American Poetry by providing opportunities for education, research, and publication. Visit Website
Conversations About Diversity is a program developed to increase awareness about the diversity initiative by taking the message to students in the residence halls. The sessions, which last for an hour each, have evolved into a permanent activity in the residence halls. Schedule
The University program Board handles the selection of campus entertainment and has a number of volunteer and paid student positions. Visit Website