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What We Do

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. We publish an online newsletter, the Multicultural Connection. As a service to the USI community we house a multicultural collection of over 800 books and journals which are cataloged in the David L. Rice library. The goals of the Center are to:

  • Foster and provide a warm, welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for diverse populations at USI.
  • Encourage, promote and assist the academic and social integration of underrepresented students into the University through programs and services offered by the Center and through partnerships with other campus entities.
  • Create opportunities for cultural interaction between students, the campus and the community at large to promote cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Provide outreach opportunities to underrepresented groups and underserved communities to seek higher education.


Developing diversity awareness within students to build a bridge between college life and future multicultural experiences.

Hours of Operation

The office is open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the Academic Year.

USI Creed

Member of the USI community...

I will practice personal and academic integrity; I will reject and confront all manifestations of discrimination while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions;

I will demonstrate concern for others, their feelings, their property, and their need for conditions which support their work and development;

Allegiance to these ideals requires that I refrain from and discourage behaviors which threaten the freedom and respect every individual deserves.



Set a meeting with an MCC staff member by clicking on the Bookings icon below.


The University of Southern Indiana is a diverse community devoted to preparing students to become better students. Each member of the community is obligated to a code of civil behavior. If you experience or observe actions on campus which are not in accordance with the USI Creed, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 812-464-1862.