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Fall 2015 | September 17, 2015
Meet Our New Staff

Christopher Hunter - C.O.R.E Coordinator 

A native of Detroit, MI,  Christopher A. Hunter joins the Center for Multicultural Initiatives as CORE Program Coordinator.  Mr. Hunter has an extensive background in student development, community relations, and organizational leadership with institutions such as Federal TRIO, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.  Along with his passion for youth development, Mr. Hunter enjoys the arts, sports, and spending time with family.  
Upcoming CMI Events

2015 Hispanic Heritage Month
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Oakland University from September 21 - October 23, 2015. There will be a number of events including an Ask the Latina, our annual Salsa Night and community service project at the Hispanic Outreach center in Pontiac! It is a long standing tradition at Oakland University to recognize National Hispanic Month. Go to to see the full schedule of events. 

CMI and Black Alumni Chapter Social

Members and friends of the Black Alumni Chapter of the Oakland University Alumni Association are invited to reconnect with one another while enjoying the numerous homecoming and reunion activities on campus. Please email for more information.

Circle of Brotherhood and Sisterhood
The Center for Multicultural Initiatives would like to invite you to both the Circle of Brotherhood and the Circle of Sisterhood. This is a chance to build relationships with fellow students and enhance your academic and personal experience at Oakland University. This is an opportunity for the young men and women on campus to grow and develop beyond the classroom. Please email for more information.

Circle of Brotherhood meets every Wednesday from 3-5pm beginning Sept 30th, 2015.
Circle of Sisterhood meets every Thursday from 4-5:30pm beginning Sept 17th, 2015.
*Check the GrizzOrgs calendar for locations.

Scholarship Opportunities
Keeper of the Dream applications are now available to students who posses all of the following attributes: current cumulative grade-point average of 3.0, demonstrated campus involvement, record of responsible citizenship, scholarship and leadership in breaking down cultural stereotypes and in promoting interracial understanding, and must be a continuing full time student for fall 2016 and winter 2017 semesters. Applications are due by 5pm Friday, October 16

2200 North Squirrel Road
104 North Foundation Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4404


September 18-20
OU Homecoming

September 21
Hispanic Celebration Month
at OU begins. Go to to see the full schedule of events

September 19
Center for Multicultural
Initiatives and Black Alumni Chapter Social
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Banquet Room B, Oakland Center

September 26 
Community Service Project At Hispanic Outreach Center
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hispanic Outreach Center Pontiac, Michigan
Register Here

October 3rd - 4th 
CMI Men's Retreat
Camp Copneconic

October 3rd - 4th
CMI Women's Retreat
Camp Tamarack

For more information about the CMI Leadership retreats, visit


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