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Summer Symposium for Multicultural Students

Summer Symposium for Multicultural Students

Meredith’s Summer Symposium is a two-day, overnight experience (which takes place in conjunction with the StartStrong events ). It is designed to promote self-awareness, appreciation of cultural differences, and foster a sense of community among incoming first-year students.

Our symposia provide an opportunity for students to reflect upon who they are and examine the lens they use to view people and understand the world around them. Additionally, this program provides participants with a framework to create new relationships while building a bridge from their respective communities and pre-collegiate experiences to Meredith College.

What is the cost to attend and what do I need to bring?

Participants can attend the symposium at no cost and will reside on campus in the residence halls. Meals will be provided, however, students will need to bring their own bedding and toiletries.  

What topics are covered?

Previous topics covered during the Summer Symposium have included the following:

  • Examining Hopes and Fears
  • Reflecting Upon Multiple Dimensions of One’s Identity: The Impact on Self and Others
  • Clarifying Your Values
  • Awareness, Inclusion, and Respect (AIR)
  • Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
  • Perception Checking
  • Communicating Effectively

Staff Information

Tomecca Sloane, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Students

Contact Information
Tomecca Sloane
Assistant Dean of Students
2nd Floor, Park Center
(919) 760-8631
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