Crash on Campus: MultiCultural Preview Weekend 

Crash on Campus is an annual event co-sponsored with the Office of Admissions where historically underrepresented students who have been accepted for admission to Longwood University have the opportunity to experience "a day in the life" of the Lancer community.

Apply to be a Host (no form) 

During their overnight stay, prospective students have the chance to

  • Attend a class
  • Participate in a variety of on-campus academic and social activities
  • Interact and engage with the university community

Cultural Heritage Months

During the academic year, the Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education and Student Diversity and Inclusion Council (SDIC) celebrate a variety of cultural heritage in the United States.  Each month focuses the Lancer community on a specific culture.  In addition, Greenwood Library offers special displays of books, DVDs, research guides, and other resources for each featured culture.

Fall Semester

  • SEPTEMBER is Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)
  • OCTOBER celebrates PRIDE Month & Disability Awareness Month
  • NOVEMBER is Native American Heritage Month

Spring Semester

  • JANUARY is Middle Eastern Heritage Month
  • FEBRUARY celebrates African-American History Month
  • MARCH focuses on Women's History Month
  • APRIL is Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Cultural Immersion Trips

Cultural Immersion Trips provide an experiential learning opportunity to students and expose them to various cultures. Each trip offers interactive learning environments and promotes understanding, open communication, and personal reflection through small group experiences. Participants will not only expand their cultural knowledge and awareness but also increase their own self-awareness, self-understanding, cultural sensitivity, and cultural competence

Past trips include

  • National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.

Focus on Film Series

The Focus on Films series presents screenings and discussions of motion picture and documentary films that focus on social justice issues with the intent to create a forum for open dialogue and thought-provoking discussion.

Get in the Zone: Ally Training

Get in the Zone: Ally Training

CLSJE provides safe space trainings for Longwood University students, faculty, and staff. Safe Zone Training is designed to educate the campus community on how to create and support spaces and environments that are more inclusive of the lived experiences of students who belong to the LGBTQ+ community.

Life After Longwood: Graduate School & Job Fair Tours

Join both the Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education and University Career Services as we visit various graduate schools and job fairs!

Brown Bag Lunch 'n' Learn Series

The Brown Bag Lunch Series presents an opportunity for Longwood University faculty, staff, and students to meet periodically for discussions and presentations related to issues and topics surrounding social justice. The setting is informal and is usually scheduled over the lunch hour. Bring your own lunch and participate in these opportunities for meaningful dialogue.


MLK Week

The Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education dedicates the third week in January to a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Longwood students participate in an exciting and educational week of service, community building, fun, conversation, and learning.

Our week begins with a Saturday MLK Service Challenge, a "day on" and not a day off where faculty, staff, and students give back to their local community. 

On University Sunday, the Office of Citizen Leadership & Social Justice Education, in partnership with our culturally based clubs and organizations, engage in a full day of community building, fun, and games to help bring underrepresented students together.

The week includes various events such as:

  • An after-hours student-led gallery walk to special exhibits at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts downtown,
  • A visit to the Robert Russa Moton Museum to better understand the local Legacy of Mass Resistance (1955-1959) and its continuing effects on Prince Edward County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • student-led panel discussion on activism
  • The MLK Keynote Address (past speakers have included: Dr. A.D. Carson Joy DeGruy, Mr. Roland Martin, and Mr. Tim Wise)
  • Slam Poetry and Spoken Word Performances, plus a Student Open Mic

Our week concludes with a culturally immersive (and free) MLK Bus Trip on Saturday. Past trips included:

  • The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, the Valentine Museum, and a contextualized stroll down Monument Avenue in Richmond
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, DC
  • The International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro, N.C.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

A Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Event is an interactive opportunity for our community(ies) to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediation of sexual misconduct. LU students participate in walk a mile in their shoes

In the spirit of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence, our Walk a Mile in Their Shoes event gives Longwood University community a chance to walk the walk (high heels are not required) and visibly support the need to live safely without the fear of being physically or verbally harassed or assaulted.

Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is an interactive opportunity for our campus communities to raise awareness about the serious causes, effects and remediation of sexual misconduct.

Longwood University’s Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is paired with the Clothesline Project sponsored by the Student Conduct & Integrity.