About

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.

The MSC is an inclusive place for all.

Explore our New Student Welcome video to get a sense of everything the Center has to offer.

Strategic Priorities


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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.

About MSC History

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.

Our land acknowledgement

An overhead view of UW Madison on the Lake Mendota shorelineThe 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.

Meet Our Staff and Interns

Lauren L. Adams

Position title: Black Cultural Center, Program Coordinator

Email: lauren.adams@wisc.edu

Maria Ahmad

Position title: Assistant Director, Leadership and Involvement

Email: maria.ahmad@wisc.edu

Claudia Guzmán

Position title: Director, Multicultural Student Center

Email: claudia.guzman@wisc.edu

Tev Lee

Position title: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Student Center Program Coordinator

Email: tev.lee@wisc.edu

Cristian Noriega

Position title: Latinx Cultural Center Program Coordinator

Email: cristian.noriega@wisc.edu

May Sakano

Position title: Program Assistant

Email: mwojt@wisc.edu

Bobbi Skenandore

Position title: American Indian Student and Cultural Center Program Coordinator

Email: bskenandore@wisc.edu

Kristen Acuna-Huete

Position title: MCC Grant Specialist

Email: kacunahuete@wisc.edu

Zainab "Zee" Akanni

Position title: BCC Programming Intern

Email: zakanni@wisc.edu

Irismarie Ante

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: ante@wisc.edu

Arwa Bashir

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: aabashir@wisc.edu

Xitlalic Castañeda-Cerda

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: xcastanedace@wisc.edu

Amelia Catacutan

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: ascatacutan@wisc.edu

Priscilla Contreras

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: pcontreras@wisc.edu

Christian Figeuroa

Position title: Latinx Programming Intern

Email: cefigeuroa2@wisc.edu

Simar Garcha

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: sgarcha@wisc.edu

Marlen Gongora

Position title: Lead Operations Intern

Email: mgongora@wisc.edu

Manal Hasan

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: hasan8@wisc.edu

Sami Imam

Position title: Graphic and Social Media Intern

Email: smimam@wisc.edu

Amal Khan

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: ankhan4@wisc.edu

Brooke Messaye

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: messaye@wisc.edu

Rachel Nguyen

Position title: Graphic and Social Media Intern

Email: rlnguyen@wisc.edu

Yasmin Nur

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: yinur@wisc.edu

Amanda Ong

Position title: Communications Graduate Intern

Email: acong@wisc.edu

Daniel Sanji

Position title: Cultural programming intern and APIDA Heritage Month Chair

Email: sanji@wisc.edu

Dana Tabaza

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: dktabaza@wisc.edu

Mia Williams

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: mewilliams7@wisc.edu

Jada Young

Position title: Operations Intern

Email: jdyoung5@wisc.edu

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Red Gym, 2nd floor
716 Langdon St, Madison WI
608-262-4503 (MSC)
608-262-2014 (BCC)

Monday-Thursday: 9am-10pm

Fridays: 9am-5pm