Cultural programs

Types of cultural programming available at the Multicultural Student Center including heritage months, new student orientation, leadership awards, The Black Voice, and more.


Heritage months

UW-Madison honors its diversity by cultivating intentional experiences and spaces for students to learn and celebrate within and across identity, culture, and heritage to promote a more culturally aware campus community.

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New student orientations

Learn more about ways to get involved with cultural groups on campus, discover available resources, and hear from students who are already participating.

Community building

Events, gatherings, and learning opportunities to engage with other students including the A Place At The Table community meal and Midterm/Finals Study Jams.

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Dialogue Groups

Intended for students who self-identify within a group in order for these traditionally marginalized groups to build community with each other. Groups include: Unbutu, Tu Voz, Rooted, VisibiliTea and Sisters In Solidarity.

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The Black Voice logo

The Black Voice

An online, safe space for the African diasporic students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison and affiliated communities.

BCC Playlists on Spotify

BCC Playlists

UW-Madison’s Black Cultural Center provides playlists curated by members of the BCC on Spotify.  Follow them today.

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Men’s Project

Designed to provide a space for critical self-reflection and dialogue on topics of masculinity, gender construction, and identity.

Multicultural Leadership

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Leadership awards

Recognizing individual and organizational leadership.

Award winners

UW-Madison pennant

Leadership retreat

A gathering for multicultural Student Organization leaders.

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About Cultural Programs

The mission of Cultural Programming at the MSC is to cultivate intentional experiences and spaces for students to learn and celebrate within and across identity, culture, and heritage to promote a more culturally aware campus community.

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To achieve our mission the MSC Cultural Programming team has adopted the Tri-Sector Model of Cultural Practice (Jenkins & Walton, 2008), which includes the following:

  1. Community Building and Outreach
    • Comprehensive marketing campaigns
    • Campus and community involvement
    • External outreach
  2. Cultural Programming
    • Cultural engagement programs
    • Cultural Leadership Development Programs
    • Cultural Education Programs
  3. Administrative Practices
    • Cultural Environment Creation
    • Staff Professional Development
    • Institutional Commitment

Programming structure

Signature Programs

  • Welcome Events
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Academic Events
  • Graduation Receptions
  • Discussion Groups

Heritage Months and Planning Committees

  • Latinx Heritage Month: September 15-October 15
    • Planning: April, June, July, AugusT
  • Black History Month: February
    • Planning: October, November, December, January
  • APIDA Heritage Month: April (nationally celebrated in May)
    • Planning: November, December, February, March

Pop-up Programming

  • Center-Led
  • Collaborative
  • Passive


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Multicultural Student Center

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


Monday-Fridays from 10am-4pm