Our Mission

A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
-Ecclesiastes 4:12

The Office of Intercultural Engagement and Development mission is to assist students by serving as their advocate and mentor, to equip students with positive coping skills and to provide a safe-haven of belonging for students. Our office is committed to fostering an inclusive environment for students by striving to ensure the participation of Lipscomb's under-represented students in university life.

Our Goal

IED aims to unify, uplift and educate the student body. To increase the cultural diversity on campus the Office of Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to connecting with students in three specific areas:

  • Spiritual : Engage in spiritual activities that will enhance student experience on campus
  • Educational: Invite educators, activists and community leaders to campus to enhance our knowledge on diverse facts 
  • Social: Provide programming such as “Friendship Dinners” and “Cultural Celebration Week” that will aid students to connect by sharing their culture and heritage with one another

Our Commitment

We are committed to fulfilling these three major goals by the following:

  • Assisting in recruitment and retention of minority and international students
  • Coordinating programs and services that support the development of minority and international students
  • Creating a positive, campus-wide atmosphere where all groups appreciate the need for and the benefits of ethnic and cultural diversity