Affiliated Student Organization Model

Registered Student Organizations (RSO)s are able to dual-register with the Multicultural Student Center. Through the affiliation program, student organizations with higher involvement with the MSC are able to access more benefits. Affiliation status ranges from 1 to 5 starts. Affiliated student organizations are eligible for the Multicultural Council Event Grant, may collaborate with the identity centers, participate in multicultural tabling opportunities, receive organizational support, and reserve spaces at the MSC , including after-hours reservations. The Multicultural Student Centers welcomes organizations that uplift, support, and provide platforms for students of color at UW-Madison to dual-register.

Register to be an Affiliated Organization

For new student organizations, looking to register with the Multicultural Student Center, please reach out to the Center for Leadership Involvement (CfLI). If you have questions about the user interface of WIN, please contact as they oversee the management of WIN.

For organizations re-registering with the MSC, your org should dual-register with us through your Registered Student Organization application. At the bottom, there should be an option to affiliate/register with the Multicultural Student Center followed by a few short questions. Student organizations are not able to dual-register with more than one center, whether that be GSCC or MSC or FSL. You are still welcome to engage and be part of the MSC, however, without dual-registration on WIN, you will not be eligible for the Multicultural Council or Services & Logistics Grant.

Minimum Requirements

  • Attend MSC leadership retreats
  • Attend Monthly MOA
  • Table at MSC welcome events
  • Complete registration forms

Minimum Benefits

  • Printing Services
  • Priority Reservations to MSC spaces
  • Eligibility for MCC Grant
  • MSC Social Media Shoutouts
  • Information included in MSC Student Organization Newsletter

Financial Sponsorship

The Campus Event Services Office (CESO) assists Wisconsin Union members, student organizations, and campus departments in coordinating events in campus buildings such as Memorial Union, Union South, Library Mall, the On Wisconsin and Masley Media Room in the Red Gym, Picnic Point, the Engineering Campus, and several outdoor locations (ie. lower third of Bascom Hill, East Campus Mall, and Orchard Street Mall). Student Organizations are required to get financial sponsorship from a UW-Madison Department.

In order to be approved, the following requirements must be met:

  • The sponsorship is requested at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. The MSC will prioritize requests in the order that they are received.
  • The student organization is active.
  • The student organization is dual-registered with the MSC through WIN, or is an organization in the National Pan-Hellenic or Multicultural Greek Council.
  • The student organization holds a 3-star or 5-star affiliation level and is completing all of the requirements.
  • The student organization is made aware that the MSC will not pay for the space reservation.
  • The student organization is made aware that there cannot be items sold at the event (The MSC will not sponsor a fundraiser).
  • The MSC will not financially sponsor organizations in “bad standing” with the Multicultural Council meaning
    • Organizations that requested outside vendors from the MCC Event Grant and do not submit the MCC Post-Event Evaluation

Multicultural Organization Assemblies

Multicultural Organization Assemblies (MOAs) are hosted once each month to provide the opportunity and space for multicultural student organization leaders to meet, learn about the MSC, develop leadership skills, and to promote community amongst one another. Previous MOAs have collaborated with different identity center program coordinators, Successworks, and UW-Credit Union, bringing in other professional staff members from UW and the community to share their expertise with student leaders.

Unpacking Concepts Social Justice Workshops

The Multicultural Student Center collaborates with the Social Justice Education team from the Office of Inclusion Education to create workshops that engage topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion directly related to issues pertaining to people of color. Student leaders engaging in these workshops can expect to gain deeper understanding of their experience social justice topics, name UW-Madison resources available to them, and share the information with their organization members in order to better improve their impact on student organization members.

Fall 2023 Resource Site

Contact the Student Organization Support Team with Questions