Center for Intercultural Life
Diversity is an integral part of the Knox experience.
We may be a small college in a Midwestern city, but collective experience encompasses the whole world. Walk across campus and you will see a collage of cultural and ethnic backgrounds in our students and faculty. One in five students is an international or multicultural student. The roster of student-run organizations includes many cultural groups. And the College operates more than 30 programs in 19 countries around the globe, allowing every Knox student the opportunity to experience other cultures and nations firsthand.
Nothing showcases Knox's commitment to a global point of view better than the popular International Fair, an annual event that draws thousands of students and Galesburg citizens to a celebration of the traditions, beliefs, and cultures of other countries.
The Center for Intercultural Life assists all Knox students by:
- Meeting the special needs and concerns of multicultural students, women, and international students
- Presenting major campus diversity events and the annual International Fair
- Maintaining the ABLE Center for Black Culture, Casa Latina Culture Center, International House, and the Human Rights Center
- Working with the Office of Student Development to recruit and retain students, staff, and faculty from groups under-represented in higher education