Multicultural Programming

Native American Day: In South Dakota, this holiday is observed on the second Monday of October every year. South Dakota Mines celebrated by taking the Hardrockers football team and other staff to the Crazy Horse Memorial to learn more about Native culture and witness a blast on the mountain. For more information, please visit the Ivanhoe International Center's Cultural Events page.

American Indian Heritage Month: November is designated nationally as American Indian Heritage Month. The Office for Inclusion helps the campus recognize the contributions of Native culture to the richness of life today. Through a variety of forms, awareness is raised concerning the history, culture, contributions, and current issues related to American Indians, especially in higher education.

Black History Month: The history and contributions of African Americans in our nation are given a spotlight in February. The Office for Inclusion helps to sponsor guest speakers, artists, poster displays, and other venues to celebrate Black History Month.

Dia de los Muertos: “Dia de los Muertos” or Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1 - 2 throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. The Office for Inclusion helps to facilitate an "ofrenda" or offering in the lower level of Surbeck. For information on the Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda, please visit the Ivanhoe International Center's Cultural Events page.

Guest Speakers: In conjunction with student groups and academic departments on campus, the Office for Inclusion brings in speakers with presentations relevant to enhancing the multicultural mindedness of the campus and community.