Programs: Multicultural Programs
Sophomore Supper Series
Are you curious about how anthropology majors make a living? Wondering what people can actually do with a law degree? Interested in figuring out how a liberal arts education might serve you in your quest for world domination? Contemplating whether it is in fact possible to do well by doing good?
Through the Sophomore Supper Series, students at Haverford invite alumni and community members who have done interesting things with their lives to come back to tell you how they did it – and what they would do differently if they could do it all over again. The Sophomore Supper Series follows a sweat equity model: students who sign up to take part in a supper share in the work – inviting guests, planning the topic of conversation, sending out thank you cards afterwards, etc – in exchange for an opportunity for an intimate dinner with extremely interesting individuals at the Multicultural Center.
The entire campus community is invited to the Multicultural Center for Coffee and Conversation following the Sophomore Suppers. Special desserts and scintillating conversation for all!
AMA: Ambassador of Multicultural Awareness
As a vital part of the Customs program and team, the AMAs bring a unique focus on issues of diversity and multiculturalism. The AMAs are yearlong volunteers committed to heightening awareness and increase campus-wide participation in cross-cultural programs and activities both on and off campus. AMAs reach out among students, faculty, administrators and staff to contribute to building a community that encourages affirmation, exploration, and celebration of diversity. For more information, contact the AMA Co-Heads Brian Rucker '14 and Matt da Silva or stop by the OMA office.
MSP is a student-run networking and mentoring program dedicated to the goal of academic excellence. Student coordinators, in collaboration with faculty and deans, plan workshops designed to communicate the wisdom and experience of upperclassmen to new students. Open to all students in all disciplines, MSP sponsors workshops, panel discussions, trips to graduate school fairs, as well as convening informal gatherings that foster mentoring.
The Mentoring And Student Teaching program is a long-standing outreach program. The MAST program provides laboratory experience and writing tutorials for 40-50 Philadelphia area high school and middle school students who come from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Haverford College students prepare the course curricula, devise and teach the scientific labs, and work one-on-one with high school and middle school students as tutors every Saturday during the academic year.