Trotter Multicultural Center

Arts, Music, and Food Programming

The Trotter Multicultural Center provides a broad range of arts, music, and food-related activities and events that are student designed and centered. Examples of programming include heritage month events and activities that explore a diverse arts, music, and/or food, live cultural art and music performances led by students and the broader campus community.

Inclusive Student Leadership Programming

The Trotter Multicultural Center (TMC) has a long history of supporting student leadership, free and accessible, social justice, and global citizenship. Inclusive student leadership programming is TMC's innovative new approach to developing student leaders who understand both multiculturalism and social justice, while at the same time recognizing the nuances of individual identities. The primary goal of this program is to inspire student leaders to practice equitable service to campus student organizations and groups now and take their expertise into their future careers.

Intercultural Learning Program

The Trotter Multicultural Center Intercultural Learning Program encourages global and inclusive mindsets or growth mindsets around difference. This program continues use of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) along side other intercultural learning tools (e.g., CQ-Cultural Intelligence and Cultural Values ICS-Intercultural Conflict Styles, etc.) and supplemental programming. In 2016, the Division of Student Life launched an effort to create a more equitable and inclusive campus as part of its five-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategic plan. The Intercultural Development Inventory experience is a key component to Student Life’s DEI strategic plan is an opportunity for individuals and groups to learn a sense of current levels of intercultural competence, develop a plan to understand difference with greater complexity, and more effectively navigate across difference.

For more information about how you or your group can participate in the Intercultural Learning Program, please contact hanken@umich.edu

The Trotter Multicultural Center also provides cultural awareness-related educational programming for individuals and groups to learn a sense of current levels of intercultural competence, develop a plan to understand difference with greater complexity, and more effectively navigate across difference. Innovative cultural competence-related educational programming that will support a growth mindset and promote an inclusive campus climate.

Interfaith Program

The Interfaith Program at the Trotter Multicultural Center is a campus-wide initiative to foster religious, spiritual, and secular identity for all. It endeavors to create opportunities and space to assist students as they make meaning of life’s deepest questions, grapple with who they are called to be and determine the impact they want to have in the world. Through intentionally planned programs and staff support, they will make transformative connections with their peers across identities, experiences, and academic pursuits.


Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series

The Trotter Distinguished Leadership Series is designed to increase healthy discourse and learning throughout U-M by inviting speakers from the political and public service sectors of national and international note. Our goal is to bring together bright minds with talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter to students at the University of Michigan.