The Multicultural Center within the Division of Student Affairs is anchored in Georgia State University’s mission statement of educating students to participate in a global economy with individuals different from themselves. To assist students in successfully engaging in this global process, the Multicultural Center provides opportunities for intentional, meaningful programming and dialogue in an effort for students to learn more about themselves and others.
The Multicultural Center is a unique place to learn, grow, and explore. It is a place where every member of Georgia State University’s diverse community can come and share in the promotion of cross-cultural interaction, awareness, communication, dialogue, and mutual learning through the integration of engaging activities and programs that allow individuals from various cultures, who may hold different social identities, to engage in meaningful interactions and experiences. The Multicultural Center houses an expanding library of cultural resources. It is also available to the Georgia State University community for reservations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Multicultural Center supports the retention and graduation efforts of the university by offering a variety of advocacy and support services designed to encourage student success, particularly as it relates to traditionally underserved populations (such as, but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression).
Building a culture of care through:
- Access: Providing opportunities to obtain information and utilize resources.
- Integrity: Promoting equitable learning environments.
- Inclusion: Creating purposeful and engaged cultural experiences.
Statement of Philosophy
The Multicultural Center, within the Division of Student Affairs, bases its philosophy on equity, diversity, and inclusion by fostering design and implementation of programs to improve students’ multicultural competencies and supports the academic mission of the university by offering practical educational experiences for students that heighten awareness to multicultural issues and societal needs.
The Multicultural Center strives to offer programming to help students recognize the ways they benefit from understanding how their individual cultural identities and the identities of others impact their purpose and vision for life and influences personal, academic, and career aspirations.