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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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.

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The Multicultural Student Center offers spaces, programs and services that center, affirm and celebrate the diverse and intersectional identities of students of color in order to cultivate a sense of belonging and community while strengthening all students’ capacity to learn, lead and thrive.

Our Land Acknowledgement

The University of Wisconsin – Madison occupies the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk people, a land called Teejop (day-JOPE). As a land-grant institution, UW-Madison benefits from the forced removal of Indigenous communities, and the colonial policies that sought to eradicate their languages and cultures to assimilate them, the impact and trauma of which are still felt today.

In addition to the Ho-Chunk Nation, the state of Wisconsin is home to these 11 tribal nations:  Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Brothertown Indian Nation, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Oneida Nation, Forest County Potawatomi, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians.

The MSC supports Indigenous students from across the continent through engaging in contemporary issues, taking a critical eye to current campus complacencies, and as stewards of the Indigenous Student Center (ISC). The ISC works in collaboration with Indigenous student organizations and campus partners to create safe spaces for Indigenous peoples. The relationships cultivated by the ISC through collaboration are intended to build community, which is vital to support Indigenous people and uphold the treaty obligations established by those that came before us. We encourage you to reflect on your positionality in these ongoing issues and engage in uplifting Indigenous voices and Indigenous joy.

Meet Our Staff and Interns

Lauren L. Adams

Position title: Black Cultural Center, Program Coordinator

Email: lauren.adams@wisc.edu

Natalie Ergas

Position title: Latinx Cultural Center, Program Coordinator

Email: nergas@wisc.edu

Claudia Guzmán

Position title: Director, Multicultural Student Center

Email: claudia.guzman@wisc.edu

Kiki McCance

Position title: Organizational Development Specialist

Email: kmccance@wisc.edu

Evelyn Mendoza

Position title: Operations Coordinator

Email: mendozanunez@wisc.edu

Prisma Ruacho

Position title: Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Center

Email: pruacho@wisc.edu

Noreen Siddiqui

Position title: Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Center

Email: noreen.siddiqui@wisc.edu

Bobbi Skenandore

Position title: Indigenous Student Center, ISC AUNTIE

Email: bskenandore@wisc.edu

Kevin Wong

Position title: APIDA Student Center, Program Coordinator

Email: kevin.wong@wisc.edu

Milo Agosto

Position title: Operations Intern

Irismarie Ante

Position title: Operations Intern

Arwa Bashir

Position title: MCC Grant Specialist

Kelly Carranza

Position title: Latinx Heritage Month Chair

Amelia Catacutan

Position title: Student Organization Outreach Specialist

Silas Cleveland

Position title: ISC Programming Assistant

Diego Concha-Fernandez

Position title: Operations Intern

Yifan Cui

Position title: MSC Communications Intern

Serenity Givens-Sheets

Position title: Operations Intern

Edith Gomez

Position title: Operations Intern

Manal Hasan

Position title: Operations Intern

Corinne Kelling

Position title: Operations Intern

Vincent Kim

Position title: Operations Intern

Maggie Konig

Position title: APIDA Programming Assistant

Marcellus Lawrence

Position title: Operations Intern

Maha Mustafa

Position title: Operations Intern

Haruka Padilla

Position title: Communications Intern

Elaine Pajanustan

Position title: APIDA Heritage Month Chair

McKaylin Peters

Position title: ISC Programming Assistant

Jaiden Russell

Position title: BCC Programming Assistant

Dana Tabaza

Position title: MENA Programming Intern

Haddijatou Touray

Position title: Operations Intern

Madison Xiao

Position title: Multicultural Programming Intern

Adella Ya

Position title: Operations Intern

Mamaa Yorke

Position title: Communications Intern

Jada Young

Position title: Black History Month Chair

Juliana Zarate

Position title: LCC Programming Intern