Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Multicultural Center located?
The center is located on the second floor of Student Center East, suite 206, just right of the elevator exit.
What are the hours of operation?
The center is open 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
What is the mission of the Multicultural Center?
The Multicultural Center (MC) is committed to increasing cultural competence and preparing students for global citizenship by cultivating a culture of care through:
- Cultural awareness & community building,
- Advocacy & student success,
- Resources & services, and
- Education & training for social justice initiatives.
We strive to foster an inclusive and culturally competent campus environment where every community member, regardless of age, ability, faith/religion, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, feel a strong sense of belonging and their identity and experiences are acknowledged, valued, respected and celebrated.
What does this office do?
The Multicultural Center welcomes all students, faculty, staff and community members to take advantage of our programs and services and invite cross-cultural collaboration with internal and external campus partners so that we may best serve the needs of our diverse community. Examples of our programs and services include affinity group support, brave/safe spaces, cultural competency trainings, discussion programs, heritage month events and social justice initiatives. Through these transformative educational opportunities, the Multicultural Center supports the university’s mission and strategic goals to enhance the global competency of students, faculty and staff and to be a nationally recognized model for leadership in inclusion.
What types of services or programs does this office offer?
Through our Culture of C.A.R.E programming model, the Multicultural Center offers programs of:
- Cultural Awareness & Community Building that include our Panther Welcome events, Heritage Month events, cultural observances, as well as our “Be You, MULTI You” campaign,
- Advising & Student Success that includes our Community Connections mentoring initiative and inclusive leadership programs,
- Resources & Services including our Culture Cafe, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, Library resources and conference room spaces, and
- Education & Training for Social Justice initiatives which include workshops and trainings focusing on cultural humility, allyship, and community awareness
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 is one study room in the Multicultural Center available for use! This room is equipped with a large screen monitor, computer 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 Awareness & Peer (MAP) 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!