For Multicultural Students
Support Programs-Financial, Academic and Social
The Center for Intercultural Life maintains a range of programs and resources to assist multicultural students in their academic careers and residential life.
Multicultural Student Orientation
A supplement to the general New Student Orientation program formed to create a fellowship among students of different ethnic backgrounds to ease his or her transition to Knox. Students meet with current students, faculty, and staff and learn about the many programs and other opportunities available for multi-ethnic students.
Academic and Financial Support On Campus
Multicultural students can access several programs established to meet their needs and support their academic resources.
- Ronald E. Mc Nair Fellowship Program
Designed to increase participation in graduate-level education by students whose parents did not complete college, who are of low-income backgrounds or who are members of other groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in higher education.
More information: Sarah Moschenross, 309-341-7226
- TRIO Achievement Program
The TRIO Achievement Program at Knox College provides eligible students individualized support and comprehensive programming to promote academic success, personal growth, and a meaningful sense of community. More information: Risa Lopez, 309-341-7776
Outside Academic and Financial Support
- Summer Opportunities
- Scholarships for Latino Students
- Scholarships for African American Students
- Diversity Leadership Program
- Minority Program in Political Science
- Careers for Students of Color
The Center for Intercultural Life maintains several special houses for multicultural students. These centers offer meeting spaces for organizations and sponsor programs for the campus.
ABLE Center for Black Culture: Promotes cultural, economic and social awareness of the Afro-centric, African and African-American community.
Casa Latina Culture Center: Promotes Spanish, Latino, Chicano and Latin American life and culture.
Students at Knox College can join many student-run organizations to broaden their academic and social horizons. Some of the groups of particular interest to multicultural students are: