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USI's Multicultural Center (MCC) was established in 1994 to enhance the personal and academic success of students by preparing them to be responsible citizens in a multicultural society. Opportunities are created to provide cultural interaction between students, the campus and the community at large to provide outreach experiences and to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity. We accomplish this by sponsoring programs, providing services, advising organizations, hosting events and conducting diversity training both on and off campus, as well as assisting in the recruitment of students. The MCC champions collaborative efforts focusing on diversity. The MCC provides an inclusive space where students can engage academically, culturally, and socially. We are committed in providing students with meaningful and strategic opportunities that will help them grow professionally and personally, as a way to prepare them to live in a diverse and global society.

Upcoming Event(s)

Cultural Diversity Welcome Reception

Join the Multicultural Center on Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 2 p.m. in Carter Hall for our annual Cultural Diversity Welcome Reception.

The Cultural Diversity Welcome Reception is designed to help new students and their family members build bridges and friendships within the USI community while emphasizing academic excellence. It is a fun and exciting way to begin college in an informal setting with faculty, staff, returning students, alumni, trustees, and employees which include the president and provost of the University. In addition, tables are on hand offering information on the services and programs of Academic Skills, the Honors Program, the Counseling Center, the Multicultural Center, and Student Development.

2024 Cultural Connections Week

Join the Multicultural Center for a variety of events and opportunities to get involved.

Cultural Connections Week Events

The Essence of Excellence

The Essence of Excellence is an inclusive program designed to address topics relevant to underrepresented and marginalized students. The program will take place on Friday, September 27th at 3 p.m. in Carter Hall

This year's theme is, "Challenging You About You" and we will be gathering to empower collegiate minds for future success.
What Can You Expect From This Experience?
      1. Networking
      2. Personal and professional development
      3. Engaging workshops & Interactive sessions
      4. Inspiration and motivation
Deadline to Register: September 20, 2024

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About the Multicultural Center

 2023 - 2024 Academic Year

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Fall 2024 Calendar (August)

  • August 15, 2024: Cultural Diversity Welcome Reception @ 2 p.m. in Carter Hall
  • August 19, 2024: Mentor Monday @ 3:30 p.m. in the Traditions Lounge
  • August 20, 2024: College Mentors Callout Rally @ 3:30 p.m. in the Traditions Lounge
  • August 21, 2024: MCC "Sun" Day Ice Cream Social @ 12:30 p.m. in the UC Breezeway
  • August 22, 2024: Rhythm Fest 2024 @ 5 p.m. in the Performance Center
  • August 23, 2024: MCC Cookout and Open House @ 4 p.m. in Rice Plaza
  • August 26, 2024: New Student Assembly @ 5 p.m. in Carter Hall