The Multicultural Student Center seeks 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 Center offers cultural programming, an internship program, support for student organizations, and more.
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1 - Use of physical space
Increase the Multicultural Center (physical space) usage and community involvement through integrating MSC staff member interaction with students and creating informal social engagement.
2. Student Organization opportunities
Grow and strengthen student organizations by creating more development opportunities for organizational leaders and through more collaobration between student organizations.
3. Skill building
Increase knowledge and skills of faculty and staff members to support students of color through coordinated skill-based trainings.
4. Increase engagement
Increase engagement of historically and currently underserved populations through focused assessment projects and intentional programming.
5. Community building
Increase community building within and across racial and cultural groups through intergroup dialogue efforts and community programming.
6. Improve reporting of hate and bias incidents
Improve awareness of hate and bias incidents and promote visibility for current bias reporting processes.
History of the MSC
The current Multicultural Student Center was established in 1988.
We are proud to be borne out of student activism.
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.
Our land acknowledgement
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.
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Multicultural Student Center
Red Gym, 2nd floor
716 Langdon St, Madison WI
Monday-Fridays from 10am-4pm