This renovation and expansion project is evidence of the Texas A&M University and Division of Student Affairs’ commitment to an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for students. It will also help meet the needs and growth of the students DMS serves by maintaining the Department’s practice of functional initiative-driven programming. Given the Aggie student population’s steady growth, there is an identified need to continue expanding opportunities for intentional interaction and engagement among underrepresented students and intercultural competence initiatives to help all students prepare for our increasingly diverse world. One strategy has been the renovation and expansion of the Department of Multicultural Services to increase collaboration, educational, community, and meeting space to ensure validation, mattering and belonging are transparently tailored across cultural affinity groups and provide opportunities for intercultural competence development to positively impact student abilities to demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, understanding individual differences, and respectfully interact with all people. In the process of supporting, advocating for, and positively challenging students across multiple initiatives, the department provides experiences for students to incorporate distinctively tailored student learning and development into their journey of becoming competent leaders.