Programs and services

AHANA Connections: students of color orientation

Transitioning into college can present many challenges. AHANA Connections introduces students of color to Saint Martin's University's campus and creates a network of friends and community. The program enhances the first-year experience of students of color by encouraging relationships and involvement across campus.

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Achievers Program

The Achievers Program supports the academic and personal success of students currently receiving the Achievers Scholarship through the College Success Foundation funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Students receive support from faculty, staff, and upper-class students through mentoring programs, the first year seminar, and year-round social events.

Student support services

Supporting students' overall academic, personal, and cultural development is an important part of OII's mission. Student support services helps students explore personal and cultural identity development and navigate academic concerns. OII staff work individually with students, but also make referrals to other departments when applicable and advocates for students when appropriate.

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

An annual event for the Saint Martin’s community, OII collaborates with Campus Life and the Black Student Union to celebrate the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader and champions the continued efforts of civil rights. The commemoration includes keynote speakers and entertainment that help participants understand current issues with regarding civil rights.

Multicultural film and speaker series

Central to the mission of OII are the efforts to inform and educate the campus community on issues surrounding diversity from a national and global perspective. OII hosts yearlong presentations from speakers, entertainers, artists, and activists that assist the campus community to learn more about social justice issues and encourage participants to become agents for change in society.

Intercultural Club Alliance (ICA)

Recognizing the valuable contributions of student organizations on campus, the Intercultural Club Alliance serves as an umbrella program for student clubs that focus on race/ethnicity, international students, social justice, and community service. Representatives from each club is selected to service on the ICA Committee, where members meet to discuss campus issues and share program ideas, as well as interact with faculty and staff through the year to address critical issues currently facing students.

AHANA banquet

Recognizing the academic achievements of students is an important part of OII's mission. In collaboration with the Diversity and Equity Team and the Office of International Programs and Development, the AHANA banquet celebrates these students' achievements by hosting an annual graduation dinner, both for graduating students of color and international students and their families.