Ice Cream Social event for C3

Ice cream social event hosted by C3.


Cross-Cultural Connections (C3)

The C3: Cross-Cultural Connections Program is a student led living-learning community that provides a meaningful lifetime experience for students by broadening their understanding of other cultures and global issues. C3 welcomes students from all backgrounds to come together in a safe environment to address the challenges and obstacles we face as a community.

In addition to attending workshops and multicultural events on campus, C3 members work in small groups to explore pertinent social justice issues. C3 members work to study and understand the root causes of these issues so that they can reach out and educate the greater campus community. 

Program Goals

  1. To enhance cultural competency, cross-cultural perspectives, and global understanding.
  2. To develop and implement programming that puts theory into practice.
  3. To develop a community of learners outside the traditional classroom.

Program Requirements

C3 members are required to live in C3 housing and commit to completing the following each semester:

  • Multicultural Events: 5 hours         
  • Cohort Meetings: 7 hours
  • Community Events: 5 hours
  • Workshops: 3 hours

Cohort Group Topics:

  • The war on drugs and institutional racism
  • Immigration
  • Human trafficking
  • Language and Cultural Identity


  • Safe Zone Training
  • Microaggressions Awareness
  • Restorative Justice
  • Giving Global Issues and Federal Policy a Local Face

Community Events:

  • Halloween Trick or Treat for Cow4Kids
  • Movie Night
  • Game Night
  • C3 Dinners and Group Presentations

2015-2016 Executive Team Members

If you have a multicultural event that you would like the executive team to share with C3, please feel free to contact one of the following members:

C3 Program Coordinators

HerBrina Shepherd, Program Coordinator, Multicultural Student Affairs
Erica Weber, Administrative Assistant, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

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