Intercultural Relations

About Us

The Multicultural Center supports Georgia State University’s mission 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 to assist 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 activities and programs, individuals from various cultures, who may hold different social identities, have the opportunity 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.

Purpose Statement
The Multicultural Center supports students aligning their purpose with personal and academic goals by building a culture that fosters multicultural competence, diverse learning environments, and community building.

Guiding Principles
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 bases its philosophy on equity, diversity and inclusion by fostering the 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.