Center for Inclusive Excellence

Upcoming Deadlines

  • By Thursday, August 1: Ubuntu Program registration is due.
  • Tuesday, August 20 - Thursday August 22 Ubuntu Program.
  • Sunday, August 25: Open House during New Student Orientation.
  • Friday Forums: Bi-weekly Friday sessions presented by members of the Moravian community discussing topics surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Center for Inclusive Excellence Website
1138 Main Street

The Center for Inclusive Excellence provides leadership to the University to embed equity and inclusion into the fabric of the institution's academic and social environment. The Center fosters an equitable and inclusive campus culture and supports students in their academic pursuits across the university. This dual focus enables us to provide comprehensive support for the experiences of students within our campus community, ensuring their success both inside and outside the classroom.

In collaboration with faculty, administrative colleagues, and academic support units across the institution, the Center is a conduit for integrating academic support into our ongoing efforts to cultivate a sense of belonging among students, faculty, and staff. This integration is vital in creating a cohesive educational experience that values diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental components of academic excellence.

Academic Support

The Center for Inclusive Excellence Academic Support team supports students and high impact educational practices, bringing together academic content tutoring, peer- assisted learning, writing support, pre-college and first-year student general education programming, and workshops for students. Staff will be available across the summer to answer questions, connect new students to the right people, and support a smooth landing for all members of the Class of 2028.

Services Offered to the Moravian Community

Skills and Strategy Sessions are available for all undergraduate and graduate students in topics such as time management, learning from readings and lectures, and preparing and studying for tests and quizzes. 

Knack Tutoring: Students looking for additional assistance outside of the classroom are advised to consider working with a peer tutor through Knack. Moravian University has partnered with Knack to provide students with access to verified peer tutors who have previously completed this course. To view available tutors, visit and sign in with your student account.

Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Course Mentor Sessions are available for select courses, and students enrolled in those courses may use those scheduled sessions as frequently as needed through the Knack platform.

The Quantitative Resource Center (QRC), is located in SMC 335, is staffed by peer educators qualified to cover drop-in support for select introductory-level mathematics courses.

The Language Resource Center (LRC) holds remote, scheduled, one-on-one sessions for students in Spanish, French, and German, available through the Knack platform.

The Writing Center has consultants that work with writers on writing, broadly defined, in any genre produced for any course or Moravian-oriented project at any stage of the writing process.

Writing Fellows are undergraduate, course-embedded writing consultants who play a part in supporting the writing development and academic success of their peers at Moravian. Writing Fellows work with all First-Year Writing courses and many writing-intensive and writing-enriched courses across academic disciplines.

The Writing at Moravian Program, in addition to the Writing Center and Writing Fellows program, oversees first-year writing.

Advance Into Moravian (AIM)

Moravian University's Advance into Moravian (AIM) summer bridge program provides first-year students an "early start" to the expectations of college courses and campus life.

Taking place June 15 to July 3, this three-week residential program will allow students to take a college course for credit and attend academic support seminars, workshops, and other activities designed to aid in their transition to Moravian.

First year students interested in participating in this program should email

Ubuntu Program

The Ubuntu Program is a mentorship program cosponsored by the DEI affinity clubs and and the Center for Inclusive Excellence. These enthusiastic student leadership groups have united to offer comprehensive support for students at Moravian. More specifically, this foundational program will assist new students from historically underrepresented communities in their transition into a predominantly-White institution (PWI). 

The program is named after a popular Zulu term that has various definitions, but is most commonly translated to “I Am Because We Are.” The African Journal of Social Work has defined Ubuntu as, “A collection of values and practices that people of Africa or of African origin view as making people authentic human beings. While the nuances of these values and practices vary across different ethnic groups, they all point to one thing – an authentic individual human being is part of a larger and more significant relational, communal, societal, environmental and spiritual world.

With the spirit of Ubuntu in mind, the program aims to prepare our students individually, but also celebrate their various identities as a collective. They will understand the power of community and will have the opportunity to find other students, faculty, and staff to lean on throughout their college experience. They will be able to do this through a series of workshops, activities, and reflection in a structured two-day orientation program assisted by the student leaders from the Center for Inclusive Excellence.

From Tuesday, August 20 to Thursday, August 22, students who participate in the Ubuntu Program will be mentored and guided by current members of the DEI affinity clubs and select faculty and staff who will help new students become familiar with the Moravian University campus through a series of programs, workshops, and activities. The goal of the Ubuntu Program is to empower and connect our students where their lived experiences will be shared, listened to, and celebrated.

The Ubuntu Program will continue to support new students through the New Student Orientation (NSO) on Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25 with a final dinner program offered on Sunday. Registration for the Ubuntu Program is due on Thursday, August 1. Click here to apply.

First Hounds

The Center for First-Generation Students at Moravian University provides a supportive and welcoming community for first-generation college students and their family members. 

Drawing on national best practices and working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and offices from across the campus, we aspire to guide students toward their educational and career goals in a manner that prepares them for successful careers and meaningful lives. We recognize and celebrate first-generation student identity as an asset. First Hounds Proud!

First Hounds will:

  • Provide mentoring and guidance to first-generation students;
  • Improve first-generation student outcomes;
  • Help first-generation students to embrace this aspect of their identity and form a community of first-gens within our campus and
  • Empower first-generation students to take on leadership roles and to identify needs for their community.
First Generation Student Union

First-Generation Student Union (FGSU) is a club that celebrates, supports, and prepares first-generation students to ensure successful completion of their undergraduate studies. We aim to connect students to existing programs and resources and promotes a sense of belonging within the Moravian community. We are committed to raising awareness about the experience, knowledge, and value that first-generation students bring to campus. You can learn more about the club by emailing or by following FGSU on Instagram at @First_Hounds.

Center for Global Education

Center for Global Education Website
1140 Main Street
610.625.7896 for International Students for MU students interested in studying abroad

The Center for Global Education (CGE) supports international students, exchange students, and short-term international visitors on campus and assists students who wish to incorporate an international experience or domestic Study Away program into their education.

International Student Support: Degree-seeking international students, exchange students, and short-term international visitors. 

CGE supports students who come to the United States to study at Moravian University to earn a degree or as part of an exchange program. Degree-seeking (F-1 Visa holders) students study at Moravian University with the goal of earning a degree. These students have requirements that they must meet as part of their immigration status as International students. Non-degree-seeking students (J-Visa holders) or sometimes called Exchange students are students who study at Moravian for a semester or up to a year as a part of "reverse" study abroad. These students come from any of our nine geographically diverse exchange partners throughout the world including Australia, France, India, and Spain to name a few. Exchange students take courses as degree-seeking students, but their credits are transferred to their home College or University. CGE also support short-term scholar, visitors, and researchers for a specific program, activity, or research project.

Education Abroad: Study Abroad/Study Away

All students who are part of the Elevate Experience are eligible to apply $2,600 of Global Greyhound Funds to a short-term Moravian University international faculty/staff-led trip of their choice. These trips may be credit-bearing or non-credit-bearing (service learning, travel experience), and occur during breaks (winter break, spring break, May term, and summer break). Plus, you will travel with 10-20 MU students.

All undergraduate students, all majors can study abroad or away for a semester, academic year, or summer session. Moravian students have access to nine geographically different exchange programs and thousands of programs through over 30 affiliate partners (third-party providers). Education Abroad and Study Away can include global and domestic internships and international and domestic service-learning, as well as more traditional academic programs.

The Center for Global Education (CGE) works individually with students to help them navigate their education abroad options and to help determine which is best for each student. If you are interested in studying abroad or studying away, contact CGE to explore the possibilities!