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Culture Shock Week


Since 2000, U.S. News & World Report has consistently identified Clayton State University as having the most diverse student body population among comprehensive baccalaureate-level colleges and universities in the Southern United States. One of the ways we celebrate that distinction is through our Annual Culture Shock Week.

Culture Shock promotes awareness and understanding of our diversity and fosters intercultural understanding through a collection of engaging events and programs. Each spring semester, registered student organizations and university departments are invited to host programs and events during Culture Shock Week that advances knowledge, builds understanding and respect among different people, and enhances social and personal development in a global community.

Culture Shock Week 2016


Monday March 28th 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM UC 272

Join D.E.E.P. and Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity as we journey in the realm of interracial dating and explore challenges, misconceptions and helpful strategies to bridge the gap between fact and fiction.


Monday, March 28 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM SAC Ballrooms A,B,C

Culture style! Come out and see what fashion is about! Come and learn how other countries represent their sense of style! There will be lots of entertainment and cultural fashion. This is something you don’t want to miss! Featured performances by Loched In Motion and ASA Sponsored by: O.W.L.S., African Students Association and The FASHION Society.


Tuesday, March 29 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM UC Main Street

Traditionally known as mehndi, henna art has been used in India for weddings and celebrations for thousands of years for good luck and well-being. Come and experience the exquisite world of henna by getting your own henna tattoo. Sponsored by the Campus Events Council


Wednesday, March 30 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM SAC Ballrooms ABC

Charm School is a program created for the ladies of Clayton State University to help build character through etiquette awareness, lectures and interactive activities. Each participant will receive a charm and a certificate of completion. Sponsored by Beauty and Brains, Always Keep Thinking and O.W.L.S.


Thursday, March 31 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Student Activities Center

Join us as we celebrate diversity through food, music, dance performance and activities such as Sip n Strokes, Around the World Photos and Cultural Displays. Sponsored by the Department of Campus Life.


Friday, April 1st 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Student Activities Center Ballrooms ABC

Clayton State University are you ready? Come experience a night of culture in the first ever Mr. & Miss Africa Pageant. Support your peers who are ready to showcase their talents and bring awareness to the diversity and beauty of the African diaspora.


Knowledge Acquisition

  • Increase awareness of the various types of diversity of the Clayton State community
  • Enhance knowledge of the multicultural programs, organizations and resources available on campus

Multicultural Awareness

  • Understand and appreciate cultural and human differences
  • Assess and acknowledge personal biases and areas for growth
  • Recognize the interconnectedness of global societies

Intrapersonal Development

  • Ability to recognize and articulate how environmental, cultural and personal values impact ones identity
  • Strengthen ability to work collaboratively with people whose culture, identity and background differ from oneself
  • Exhibits respect of cultural and religious practices in interactions with others

For questions regarding Culture Shock Week, contact Ebony Fountain, D.E.E.P. President at