Multicultural Stoling Ceremony
The Multicultural Stoling Ceremony, hosted jointly by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), and the Multicultural Club (MCC), celebrates the achievements of graduating US students of color, international students, and global nomad students.
This ceremony was first held in 2017 due to the volunteer efforts of the ODI director, and members of the MCC.
Each graduating senior selects a “stoler” to present their stole (or scarf). This person can be a member of MSU’s faculty, a staff member, a student peer or a member of the student’s family who has made a significant impact on their time at Mayville State University. In addition to selecting a “stoler”, we ask students to select a mentor as a guest. This mentor must be a current employee of Mayville State University.
As the stoles are presented, a short paragraph written by the student about their “stoler” will be read by the mentor.
This Ceremony takes place annually during the evening before Commencement Day.
Q & A
Who can participate?
All graduating US students of color, international students, and global nomad students.
How can I participate?
Students interested in participating in the Multicultural Stoling Ceremony MUST fill out the Multicultural Stoling Ceremony Form prior to the required date. In addition, they must be in attendance to receive their stole.
What do I wear during the ceremony?
All students are asked to wear all black attire.
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information about the Multicultural Stoling Ceremony or accessibility needs and/or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dr. Dina Zavala-Petherbridge, ODI Director at email@example.com.