Join MOSAIC for its 20th Year Celebration and launch of the MOSAIC Scholarship 

Since 2003, the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community (MOSAIC) has worked with students across diverse backgrounds to create a more equitable, enriching college experience. 2023 marks the 20th year of MOSAIC’s commitment to supporting UCCS’ diverse students.  MOSAIC will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary during a two-day event this fall. 

During the two-day event, on Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, the UCCS community will enjoy a full range of special activities such as behind-the-scenes cultural tours, a happy hour and a celebration not to be missed.  

On Friday, November 17, MOSAIC will host an open house, offer campus tours and provide exclusive opportunities for UCCS students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and family of the MOSAIC community. 

On Saturday, November 18, from 5 – 7 p.m. in Berger Hall in the University Center, MOSAIC will host a celebration fundraiser to support the launch of the inaugural MOSAIC scholarship that will feature speakers, performances and community connections.  

“As an alumna and now director of MOSAIC, it is an honor to build on the legacy of this center,” said Whitley Hadley, director of M.O.S.A.I.C. and LGBTQ+ Resource Center. “At 20 years, the impact is unquantifiable. From bringing a multicultural education to over 2,000 unique students on average each year to transforming access pathways for those from under-resourced communities, MOSAIC has transformed this community and its possibilities for inclusive diversity.” 

Register for the event here

Learn more about the event here 

You can also enjoy watching the “Road to the 20th Anniversary” by following MOSAIC on its social media platforms: 

  • Instagram: @UCCS_MOSAIC 
  • Facebook: @UCCS.MOSAIC 
  • LinkedIn: /UCCS-MOSAIC 

For questions, contact Whitley Hadley at 719-255-3040 or [email protected]

If you would like to submit photos of the event for the celebration slideshow, send them to [email protected].

About MOSAIC  

The Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community (MOSAIC) and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer (LGBTQ+) Resource Center are student advocated support services designed to cultivate the holistic development of historically and currently marginalized students at UCCS. All UCCS students can expect ongoing programs, trainings and workshops, leadership development, intentionally designed resources, and active advising from the full-time staff.  

Our mission is to provide holistic support through the advocacy, ongoing personal development, and community cultivation for historically and currently marginalized* UCCS students. 

*Marginalized is used to recognize the ongoing structural and systemic process of relegating or confining specific sociocultural groups to a lower, secondary and/or erased position. Communities that have been marginalized can encompass, but is not limited to, Black/African/African American, Native American, American Indian and Indigenous, Latine/x, Asian, Pacific islander, Desi American, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+), two-spirit, undocumented/DACA/mixed status families, women, those with visible and invisible disabilities, age diversity, those experiencing housing/financial insecurity, criminal status, body size diversity, military and veteran populations, and the international community within the United States. 

About the MOSAIC Scholarship

As of 2021, 36% of undergraduate and 26% of graduate students identify as an ethnic minority (Asian, Pacific Islander, Black, Hispanic, American Indian, or Multi-Ethnic). These percentages increased from 20% and 15%, respectively, since 2009. To support our diverse students, UCCS is launching the inaugural MOSAIC scholarship. The scholarship is a significant step towards fostering an inclusive and equitable educational environment. By supporting MOSAIC students, it recognizes the value of diversity and aims to empower individuals from underrepresented communities to achieve their educational aspirations and contribute positively to society. 

In addition to financial support, the scholarship program aims to provide a supportive network for MOSAIC students. This may include mentorship opportunities, access to resources and services, and participation in MOSAIC-focused events, workshops, and organizations on campus. If you are interested in supporting this initiative, contact Whitley Hadley, director of the MOSAIC and LGBTQ+ Resource Center.