History of IDEAL

History of IDEAL

Formerly the Office of Multicultural Affairs, IDEAL strategically received its name to be amongst a leading office that other organizations can model. Due to budget cuts in higher education during the early 2000's, the office announced that it would only provide services and resources for staff and faculty.

In it's new modification, IDEAL began incorporating the student body back into its office in 2014. During this same year, IDEAL relocated to the former building that once housed Messiah College occupying 3 of the row home styled offices. 

In 2015, the office restructured its staffing structure to hire its first Director of Student Engagement to provide support, advocacy, and programming opportunities for students at the university.