Signature Programs

Dream Week

Dream Week is an annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that traditionally kicks off every year with SMU’s participation in the MLK Day Parade hosted by the City of Dallas. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are also invited to join the annual Unity Walk with President R. Gerald Turner. This time together is a great demonstration of our commitment as a university to the work of Dr. King.

Cultural Heritage Months

In the United States, cultural celebrations matter greatly, because they help better explain the stories and histories of diverse ethnic and identity cultures. These cultural celebrations provide the opportunity to recognize the complexities and richness of each cultural identity. It is important to understand and appreciate these stories within the greater American narrative.

The Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement create spaces of appreciation and education for the below Cultural Heritage Months:

Black History Month (February)
Asian Heritage Month (May)
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -October 15)
Native American Heritage Month (November)

Learn More About Each Heritage Month

Multicultural Celebration

The Multicultural Celebration acknowledges the value and uniqueness of underrepresented student experiences and serves to commemorate and highlight the accomplishments of individuals within their familial and cultural context. The Office of Social Change and Intercultural Engagement encourages all SMU Mustangs to learn more about how to apply and participate in this culturally-based graduation celebration.


Workshops and Trainings

The SCIE Leadership Summit is an educational experience that occurs every spring and targets all multicultural student organization leaders. During this event, SCIE collaborates with various Student Affairs and campus partners to train and educate newly elected officers.
The Suite 218 Retreat is a day-long experience for various WLGBT and SCIE student organizations for team building and leadership development.

Information coming soon

Information coming soon