ALANA Student Center
(Formerly the Office of Multicultural Programs)
Established in 1989
Our area provides African American, Latino/a American, Asian American and Native American (ALANA) students with various services that help students to succeed at Canisius and after they graduate. We strive towards the campus community goals of fostering, respecting, and exploring cultural differences while viewing such differences "as assets, rather than burdens."
We assist the college in enhancing services for ALANA student communities, and we introduce the entire student population to issues involving cross-cultural patterns, participation in the life of the college, and self-concept concerns. While most services provided are co-curricular, we also serve as a referral and support unit regarding academic, financial, personal, and social matters. The more students are committed to their course of study at Canisius, the more assistance we can provide.
The Cultural Times Bulletin (CTB) has been in publication since the early 1990’s, and it has served as a means to highlight ALANA students, alumni, clubs, and programming, through staff and student article contributions.