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Multicultural Community Relations

 

Rice University seeks to maintain a diverse community at all levels and "to build bridges whenever essential and dismantle walls wherever necessary," says David Medina director of Multicultural Community Relations (MCR). In keeping with that spirit, MCR was established in 1998 to enhance relationships between Rice and the minority communities inside and outside the university. As Rice enters its second century, Rice President David Leebron has emphasized that the university continues to aspire "to cultivate a diverse community of learning."

Multicultural Community Relations extends Rice's wealth of enrichment opportunities to everyone in the Houston community through coordination with local multicultural groups. These groups comprise current students, alumni, and neighborhood and city associations.



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Community dialogue

The pursuit of a more tolerant society begins with frank discussion. By hosting conferences and community dialogues around our campus and beyond, our knowledgeable staff is at the forefront of that conversation.

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Outreach

Outreach programs

Through a number of outreach programs, Rice University fosters a culture of understanding between diverse people, ideas and perspectives. Find out how we're enriching our community — and yours — by becoming involved in one of our many outreach programs.

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Rice at Large

Rice at Large

Our award-winning publication, Rice at Large, raises awareness for the university's outreach programs, while building a bridge between the university and our diverse community.

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Scholarships

Scholarships

For college-bound students looking for financial help, the search just got easier. We have compiled a list of scholarships available to local students.

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Visit Rice

Visit Rice

Our knowledgeable staff offers students from different backgrounds and cultures a chance to experience Rice University through campus tours.

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