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Our department works with all students interested in equity and social justice, students from different cultures, countries and ethnicities. We understand cultural differences and perspectives. We understand what it’s like living in a dominant culture. The training and the programs we provide can help you navigate through political correctness and into respectful dialogue.


We work together to change campus culture and add value to your educational experience.

First Forward Success Program

First in your family to attend college?

Seven Arrows Powwow

Experience Native American culture

Graduation Celebrations

Boise State celebrates and promotes your diverse cultural experience and identity.

We provide the following:

Support/Guidance Planning Cultural Festivals and Events:
 We have student liaisons that can help connect you to the services and resources you need to make your event a success.

In-Center Tutoring/Studying: Tutoring is available at different times in the Student Equity Center. We also have two lounges for doing homework, studying and working on projects. Computer terminals and a printer are also available.

Volunteering: Throughout the year we offer many programs such as Cinco de Mayo, International Food, Song and Dance Festival, Cesar Chavez Memorial Week, and “The Tunnel of Oppression.” Get involved with everything from dancing at celebrations and performing in theater to leading discussions and serving as a guide.

 Get mentored or become a mentor. If you’re a first-generation student we have a program tailored just for you. Mentoring is a great way to make lasting friendships, deepen your connection and learn about university life quickly.

 If you or your organization is interested in training, we cover a variety of topics: Dismantling Racism; Anti-Bias; Internalized Oppression; and Ally Building. We even offer tailor-made training to fit your needs. For more details about training topics, visit the Training section of our website.

 We offer different ways to get involved with events like the Tunnel of Oppression or Cesar Chavez Memorial Week. Be part of the planning, designing, acting or debriefing teams. Try your hand at Theater of the Oppressed or at public speaking.

Tunnel of Oppression: This is our premier event. You can work alongside students from different cultures and countries to create a project that speaks to the issues you’re passionate about.