Inspired by the legacy of Saint Francis’ encounter with the Sultan Malik al-Kamil at Damietta, the Center provides dynamic initiatives that educate, engage and empower students to live and work effectively in culturally diverse environments. We provide experiences of the effects of prejudice and inequality in our world, and lead students to become agents of social justice. The Center’s co-curricular programs, at times in conjunction with in-class learning, foster a campus-wide environment that encourages our students to engage, respect and love all people as cherished members of the family.

Department Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes
- Provide opportunities to assist all students in building an inclusive community at Siena.
- Provide training to develop all students’ cross-cultural competencies for Social Justice.
- Provide identity development support for all students and in particular student affinity groups.
- Provide programs that develop and support inter-faith dialogue efforts for the Siena community.