Multi-Ethnic Programs
3307 Third Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2598
Fax: 206-281-2333

Multi-Ethnic Programs


See our Home Page for events happening this month!

Autumn Quarter


Early Connections Orientation
A fun-filled pre-Welcome Week program for students from diverse backgrounds, students whoattended an ethnically diverse urban high school, are the first in their family to go to college, orwho grew up or whose family grew up outside the U.S.  Early Connections gets participants connected to essential campus resources and to people who will be important sources of support in their transition into life at SPU.

Intercultural Retreat at Camp Casey
Students from all backgrounds come together and engage with other students from a wide range of cultures.  This retreat is filled fun activities, discussions and ways to get involved in events happening throughout the year.  Come make friends!  Learn about new cultures!  Enjoy some good food, music, fun (and dodgeball – a retreat favorite)!

An annual hip-hop dance party.  Highlights include dance contests, a photo booth, and prizes! 




Noche de Salsa

An annual evening of salsa dancing led by a professional salsa instructor.



Winter Quarter



International Dinner
An annual celebration of delicious food and performers from many cultures.  




MLK Chapel

A chapel event for the campus and community honoring the life and ministry of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 



Soul Food

A celebration during Black History Month highlighting traditional African American cuisine and culture with a delicious dinner and great entertainment.  Sponsored by BSU.



Spring Quarter


Multicultural Night of Worship

A student-planned event that includes worship teams from the Seattle area and from SPU joining together to celebrate the rich vision of “every nation, tribe, people and language” in the kingdom-rich diversity of God.




Cinco de Mayo Celebration
A celebration of Mexican heritage and pride featuring traditional Mexican food, a mariachi band, dancing (e.g., salsa, cumbia, merengue, reggae ton, tex-mex), and a piñata! 


This night of hip-hop performances is one of SPU’s most anticipated events.  Performances by local groups and artists include hip-hop and break dancing, beat box competition, and spoken word.  Also featured are SPU’s own ACF (After Choir Flavá) and other student performers.

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