Community Building

The Multicultural Center strives to provide initiatives that foster intercultural interaction and support and heighten the university’s commitment to student retention and success. The center offers the following to meet this mission:

Welcome Receptions
Welcome Receptions are bi-annual events invites members of religious, faith and ethnic communities to campus, as well as the LGBTQIQA community.

Multicultural Center Open House
The Multicultural Center Open House invites the Georgia State University community to join the Multicultural Center and meet our student organizations, departments within the Division of Student Affairs and more!

Community Conversations (C Squared)
The Multicultural Center offers Community Conversations to provide an opportunity for students to develop a network of support with faculty, staff and other students from their cultural community.

Culture of Care: Bias and the Bystander Workshops
Bias and the Bystander workshops invite students to engage in a workshop that will address bias, bystander intervention and hate speech and create an inclusive campus community.

Intersections of Identity
Intersections of Identity conversations invite students into the center to have conversations about the experiences of intersecting identities on campus.

Multicultural Programming Council
The Multicultural Center coordinates a Multicultural Programming Council that functions as the advisory board to the Multicultural Center and its programs. The council consists of student leaders of multicultural groups who provide input on events and initiatives developed and supported by the Multicultural Center. The council also provides workshops, advisement and funding to student groups.

Social Justice Retreat
The Social Justice Retreat allows student leaders to experience an immersive leadership retreat focused on building cultural competence, knowledge of inclusion and diversity, and provides student leaders the tools to create more inclusive campus communities within their student organizations.

Organization Advising
The Multicultural Center advises and provides support to several chartered student organizations on campus, including:
NAACP (Advisor, Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, director, Multicultural Center)
Mixed Student Union (Advisor, Christina Wan, senior student development specialist for advocacy and student success)
Comic Book Club (Advisor, Christina Wan, senior student development specialist for advocacy and student success)
Asian Studies Club (Advisor, Christina Wan, senior student development specialist for advocacy and student success)
Crown Jewels Dance Team (Advisor, Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, director, Multicultural Center)