The vision of the Center is to be a catalyst dedicated to engaging all cultural communities at Franklin College around the value of diversity. We aim to create an inclusive educational environment where understanding, dialogue, and the free exchange of ideas are celebrated. These efforts will contribute to the development of critically conscious global citizens at Franklin College and beyond.
The mission of the Center is to support students, faculty/staff and the community by promoting the value of diversity, broadening multicultural awareness, advancing cultural competence and encouraging cross-cultural collaborative relationships through education and advocacy.
Being a part of the CDI has had a huge impact on my college career. I am involved in the BOSS Mentoring program and Sister to Sister. All of these roles and activities have made me more aware of both myself and others. They have taught me the importance of diversity and understanding people’s differences, as well as inclusivity. I have grown as a person because of how much the CDI has pushed me since my freshman year to become a better leader and open-minded individual. - Alexis Cheatham '21
The CDI has shaped my life for the better. I am able to practice professionalism and leadership with strong guidance. My understanding of the importance of multiculturalism has also greatly improved. - Fiyah Kirby '21