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Multicultural and Student Programs

Why you should visit the Multicultural Center

It's nice to have a place on campus where someone says "hi" every time you walk in and "goodbye" when you leave. It sounds simple, but that's not easy to find in a place where everyone is busy and working on their own things. The students and staff at the Multicultural Center take time to say "hi" and make you feel welcome.

It's a community of students facilitated by the Multicultural and Student Programs staff. Students in the center are encouraged to help each other and share their knowledge.

It's also nice to have a place to relax on campus between classes or while you're waiting for a ride home.

It's a place to hang out and relax

The lounge area of the Multicultural Center is a great place to talk with friends or make new ones. Plus, the couches are pretty comfortable.

There's plenty to do while you hang out

Sitting in a lounge is great and all, but there are also games and books to help you relax. The Multicultural Center also hosts monthly cultural activities that you can do to de-stress from studying.

It's a place to make music

Students have donated instruments over years, and they're all available for students to use. Students can be heard playing the guitar, piano or ukulele and singing while relaxing in the MSC lounge. The friendly environment in the center creates a comfortable environment for expert and novice players alike.

It's not just a place to play

The center also has a study room for groups or individuals who want a place crack a book, work on a project or meet with a friend. Some people work better in a noisy environment, like the ability to move around and want to meet in large groups that don't fit in other study areas on campus.

The study area is used for cultural presentations by International Student Programs and every student is welcome to use the space to share what they learn at leadership conferences.

It's a place to learn and work

  • Tutoring - The center offers math tutoring during the fall, winter and spring quarters. *Unfortunately, due to staffing, math tutoring is not currently provided at the center, but we will post updates when they are available once again.*
  • Computers - The computers are for students to use for school work or to pass some time. After logging in with your student account you can use Microsoft Office, or go online and check Facebook.
  • Advice - Sometimes you need help figuring out how to be successful in college, and the cut-and-dry answers you get from offices around campus don't always cut it. The students and staff in the Multicultural Center have a wealth of knowledge and experience they can share.
Cultural and Student Leadership Conferences
Kitsap County Human Rights Conference South Puget Sound Higher Education Diversity Partnership Institute Students of Color Conference
December 5th, 2014 February 4th, 2015 April 23rd - 25th, 2015
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Following a cross-burning incident in 1989, the conference was formed to celebrate and showcase individual differences. The conference is a chance for college students and staff from around the state to come together to share their experiences.
*Sign-ups are available for up to 5 students in our office: BSC 117*
This conference will challenge your understanding of cultural identity and broaden your cultural awareness.
*Sign-ups are available for Winter Quarter in BSC 117: January 5-January 30, 2015.*
Or, click on the application below and print it out:
SOCC 2015 Application