Multicultural Center Opens in Residence Hall
Published on 18 May 2016
Students, faculty, and staff flowed in and out of the new Multicultural Center (MCC), located on the main floor of Residence Hall, during the annual “We Are STLCOP” week, April 18-22. The MCC open house encouraged students to celebrate their diverse backgrounds. Students pinned small flags on a world map to designate their country of origin.
“When you think about the College’s vision of being globally prominent and its mission of making campus a supportive and inclusive environment for everyone, the MCC and the efforts we make will be part of that larger effort,” said Isaac Butler, interim vice president of diversity and inclusion and community liaison. “The MCC will serve as a place to have tougher dialogues about our differences in a welcoming and safe place.”
The MCC will focus on programming that integrates current events, supports classroom dialogues, and partners with student organizations on campus. Its goal is to help facilitate culturally aware conversations and build a strong sense of inclusion and community on campus.
With the completion of the new Recreation and Student Center in early 2017, the MCC will be relocated from Residence Hall to a 500-square-foot space where students will be able to study and host events.