St. Bonaventure University

Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs


The Damietta Center on campus looks to provide support, services, and events for everyone. We strive to engage and educate all our students to become more involved and passionate people while upholding the mission and values central to St. Bonaventure University.


Promoting campuswide respect and understanding


Damietta Center logoThe Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs, located on the second floor of Reilly Center, focuses on the history of St. Francis’ meeting with Sultan Malki al-Kamil at Damietta. Through this legacy, our center encourages, inspires, educates and empowers students to live and work effectively in culturally diverse environments.

This center provides opportunities for students to learn and understand the effects of prejudice and inequality in the world and inspires students to become representatives of social justice. Through the center’s programs and space, we strive to promote a campuswide environment that encourages all students to engage, respect and love all people. 

Our objectives are to:

  • help students understand the story of St. Francis and Sultan Malki al-Kamil
  • lead students to have open and challenging discussions around concepts of diversity and identity
  • encourage students to step out of their comfort zones
  • guide students to be well rounded individuals
  • strive to provide a welcoming environment for all students