Inspired by the unique history of the University of Montevallo, we are dedicated to implementing comprehensive educational, cultural, and social programs designed to combat bias, bigotry, and racism, while promoting intercultural dialogue, awareness of and respect for diversity.
Additionally, the University has a Minority Student Advisor who provides special assistance with personal, social or academic concerns, as well as other guidance, to all minority and international students. The Minority Student Advisor also offers minority and international students assistance in identifying appropriate support services on campus.
Korean Culture Club
The Korean Culture Club aims to educate and immerse Montevallo students in the customs, language, and ideas of South Korea. We will focus on food and popular culture in order to emphasize the idea that North American life is not supremely different from North Korea’s. We want Montevallo to learn that Korea is not significant just because of a war.
Minority Student Union
The Minority Student Union (MSU) is an organization open to all minority students whether they are African-American or Hispanic, Jewish or Muslim, or a member of the LGBTQ community. The organization serves as a communication link between the underrepresented populations on our campus and University administrators. The MSU coordinates programs that educate, empower, and inspire the campus community.
National Association for Multicultural Education
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) was founded to bring together individuals from all academic levels, disciplines, and all types of education institutions to promote diversity and intercultural understanding. It also includes members from other organizations, occupations, and communities who have an interest in multicultural education. NAME is committed to a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the basic tenets of democracy and cultural pluralism.
National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing body for the historically African American Greek-letter organizations represented on campus. The council coordinates programs and activities for the member chapters and is comprised of delegates from each of the organizations. The purpose is to maintain high positive standards for its member organizations and to ensure the perpetuation of the responsibility and privilege of engaging in appropriate service to the African American community at UM as well as in the larger community.
The Safe Zone program provides a visible network of allies for LGBT+ and other individuals seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination. The Safe Zone program aims to increase awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity about important issues affecting LGBT+ students, faculty, and staff to foster a safe, welcoming climate at the University of Montevallo. For more information please visit https://www.montevallo.edu/organization/safe-zone/.
The purpose of Spectrum is to provide programs and services to address the unique needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community of the University of Montevallo and to increase the awareness and understanding of issues pertinent to our members and the college community as a whole.
International Student Support
Shuttle Service– The University of Montevallo provides free transportation to and from the Birmingham airport for international students. Please contact Cedric Norman (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on this service.
The Friendship Partners program pairs UM international students and scholars with interested community families and individuals. The program seeks to promote friendship and understanding between people of differing nationalities. The Friendship Partners is sponsored by Student Life office at UM along with the help of several community organizations.