Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Multicultural Center located?
The center is located on the second floor of Student Center East, suite 206, next to Disability Services.

What are the hours of operation?
The center is open 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Upon request, student organizations may utilize the space for meetings after hours when permitted.

What is the mission of the Multicultural Center?
The Multicultural Center promotes a community of support and success for students and places an emphasis on traditionally underserved populations.

What does this office do?
The Multicultural Center creates programs and events around identity, building community as well as social issues and contemporary concerns. These programs and events celebrate differences within identities and groups while highlighting commonalities to increase community engagement. The center also advises various student organizations.

What types of services or programs does this office offer?
The center’s programs focus heavily on advocacy and student success including welcome receptions and identity workshops, as well as education and training including book discussions, conversations on contemporary issues and multicultural competence workshops. There are also events that focus on heritage months, a cultural library as well as two conference rooms!

Are there programs and events offered on the Perimeter campuses?
Yes! The Multicultural Center does programming and events on Perimeter campuses as well. For information about Perimeter events contact Tonya Cook or LaTia Sinclair.

How can I join or participate in any of these programs or events?
All events and programs are on Georgia State’s university calendar as well as the Panther Involvement Network. All events and programs are also promoted on digital screens around the campuses and they are free! Questions about programs and events should be sent to the Multicultural Center.

Is there a place to study or hold meetings in your office?
There are two conference or study rooms in the Multicultural Center available for use! One room is equipped with a large screen monitor, computer and movable furniture while the other room is equipped with a dry erase wall and movable furniture. The maximum capacity per room is 10 people. Rooms can be reserved as long as needed if there is no conflict with other reservations. Rooms can also be reserved online.

Who do I talk to about working for the Multicultural Center?
Drop by the center to inquire about positions! For student assistant inquiries, email William Britto. For Multicultural Competence and Peer Education Ambassador inquiries, email William Britto. For graduate assistantships, please forward resumes to the Multicultural Center.

How does this office impact students?
Through open dialogue, a safe space and many resources the Multicultural Center helps create autonomy in students as well as sharper critical and logical thinking. The center also helps students to become more comfortable and affirming of all identities therefore increasing academic success!

How do I receive funding for my student organization?
The Multicultural Center funds many student organizations for programming initiatives. Visit the Multicultural Programming Council page to get more information about the application process and deadlines!