About The MSC

Mission

The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.

The Multicultural Student Center is a unit of the Division of Student Life. We are glad you’re here and are happy to serve you in any way possible. Please contact us or come by:

Spring 2021 hours: 10am-4pm for study spaces only

608-262-4503 | msc@studentlife.wisc.edu

716 Langdon St (Red Gym) | 2nd floor and North Mezzanine | Madison, Wi 53706

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UWMulticultural

Instagram: www.instagram.com/uwmulticultural

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Mission and Vision

The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.

History

The MSC was founded in 1988, born out of decades of student activism. During the tenure of founding director Candace M. McDowell, the MSC served approximately 500,000 students and helped to establish its pivotal campus role as a social justice education center and gathering place that enabled students to live the “Authentic Wisconsin Experience.”

Today, the MSC remains committed to cultivating diverse and inclusive spaces and programming for students of color and the broader UW-Madison community.

Learn more about the MSC’s History here 

Land Acknowledgment

The University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial.

In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory.

Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation.

Today, UW–Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

Connect

Connect with the MSC!

Visit: Red Gym 2nd floor (716 Langdon St, Madison WI)

Phone:  608-262-4503 (MSC)  608-262-2014 (BCC)

Email:

msc@studentlife.wisc.edu

bcc@studentlife.wisc.edu

latinxcc@studentlife.wisc.edu

apidasc@studentlife.wisc.edu

Connect on Social Media:

MSC Instagram

MSC Facebook

Black Cultural Center Instagram

Latinx Cultural Center Instagram

APIDA Student Center Instagram

Support

Support the MSC and its centers through your contributions that will impact student programs, initiatives, and more.

MSC Fund

BCC Fund

LCC Fund

APIDA SC Fund