Multicultural Competence

The Multicultural Center strives to provide interactive educational experiences that heighten the university’s commitment to diversity, difference, multiculturalism and cultural competence. In partnership with several key offices and academic units, the center offers the following to meet this mission:

Book Discussions
These dialogues will highlight publications by Georgia State University faculty related to multiculturalism, diversity and differences. The formats for book discussion will vary, including author Q&A’s, panel discussions and interactive conversations related to the publications.

Conversations on Contemporary Issues
These discussions will address contemporary issues affecting societal needs while drawing connections between multiculturalism and diversity and everyday events and experiences that range from the personal (i.e., campus events) to the national and the global. The formats for discussion forums will vary, from small lunch time gatherings to larger campus wide events.

Multicultural Competence and Peer Education (MAP) Ambassadors
Ambassadors strive to cultivate new world and community leaders through program development and facilitation of workshops and trainings focused on cultural competence.

Safe Zone
Safe Zone creates a network of allies who promote a campus environment that is open and welcoming to all LGBTQIQA students.

Workshops and Class Presentations
The Multicultural Center offers workshops which create safe spaces for students to engage in meaningful experiences and dialogues. These workshops are designed for various audiences and can be tailored to fit any group whether it is for an inside or outside the classroom presentation.

The Multicultural Center offers several formats for classroom presentations, including an overview of the work of the Multicultural Center, an introduction to issues surrounding multiculturalism and diversity and more in-depth presentations related to multicultural and diversity topics. Additionally, the Multicultural Center would be happy to adapt any of the general workshops to the particular needs of faculty and courses.