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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.

Student Learning and Development Domains

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 the Department of Campus Life at