UNT Multicultural Center : Major Multicultural Events

  • North Texas Chapter of NAACP sponsors first Negro History week
  • Center for Ethnic Affairs created with Alma Ayers as DIrector
  • All ethnic organizations on campus are brought together for the first time
  • Mexican American Student's Association (MASA) founded
  • Rosalind Johnson elected NT's first black homecoming queen
Alma Ayers
Image of group of students
Rosalind Johnson, 1973
  • Center for Ethnic Affairs changed name to Intercultural Center with Harve King as Director
  • First Minority Awards Banquet
  • First Sharing and Growth Conference
Harve King
"Minorities Honor Individuals At Sharing-in-Growth Banquet"
  • Center for Ethnic Affairs becomes Intercultural Center
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Sr. speaks on campus during Black Emphasis Week
"King Criticizes Priorities, Predicts Black President" article
  • First Miss Black NTSU Pageant
"Judges Crown Miss Black NTSU" article
  • Argie Neil Madison becomes Director of Intercultural Services
  • First Black Emphasis Month
"Center integrates culture"
  • "I Care" program created
  • First Black Arts Exposition
"Shows highlight black art"
  • First MLK Candlelight service
  • Dr. Greg Sawyer becomes Director of Intercultural Services
  • I Care program recreated into STAR (Skill Training and Academic Retention)
Dr. Greg Sawyer in front of class
  • First CelebraciĆ³n Banquet
  • Blue Ribbon Committee Formed to call out racial injustice on campus
  • Committee fights for the creation of the Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs and Intercultural Services are combined and renamed Center for Cultural Diversity with Dr. Pamela K. Hill as Director
  • NT men cross Denton in own Million Man March
"Cultural center staff readies for groundbreaking event"
  • First Native American Heritage Month held in collaboration with Texas Woman's University's Intercultural Services Office
"Native American Heritage Months to feature films, lectures, music"
  • Center for Cultural Diversity renamed Student Ethnic Enrichment Center with Dr. Pamela Hill-Traynham as Director
  • First Women of Color Seminar
"Center for Cultural Diversity gets new name, management"
  • First Equity and Diversity Conference
"Least comfortable path often best, Boykin says"
  • CATCH-UP program created
  • Student Ethnic Enrichment Center changes name to Multicultural Center with Cheylon Brown as Director
  • Center partners with Denton's Juneteenth Celebration Committe and hosts Juneteenth pageant on campus
"A Walking Ministry"
  • First Carnival
  • Maya Angelou speaks on campus
"Angelou stuns crowd"
  • First Asian Student Leadership Conference
"Asian leadership conference to unite, debunk"
  • First Black Student Experience Weekend Retreat
  • Began partnership with Denton Black Film Festival
  • Damian Torres becomes director of Center
  • Buddy System program transitions to Fortify the Leader in You (FLY)