Multicultural Student Services
Multicultural Student Services (MSS), as part of the Office of the Dean of Students, aims to promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students. We enhance the undergraduate experience through co-curricular programs and culturally relevant services that are meant to empower students in their identity, build community, and help a diverse group of students find their individual and collective voices.
Through MSS, we work with students to develop programs offered through the Multicultural Student Center (MSC), LGBTQ Center, Latinx Student Center, and Interfaith Student Center, all located in Newcomb Hall. These important centers of student life have been designed to meet the needs of multicultural students to find community and engage in rich dialogue. The Centers offer meeting and program space for student groups, study space with computers, and comfortable lounge areas. These Centers are open to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.
As we continue to witness the rise of anti-Asian racism across the country and mourn the loss of 8 people, including 6 Asian women, to last week’s hate crime in Atlanta, the MSS professional staff would like to express that we are here to support you - we know you are hurting. The shootings in Atlanta and the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes over the past year were fueled by racism and xenophobia, and this violence connects to a long, often forgotten history of anti-Asian oppression. In particular, these murders highlight the violent impact of racialized misogyny on Asian identifying women and femmes. To say we are overwhelmed and tired is an understatement.