The MSC provides tutoring, advising, writing help, counseling consultations, and other services in collaboration with offices across campus. 

MSC Lounge
Tuesdays, 2-4pm

—The Writing Center
—Greater University Tutoring Services (GUTS)     · CHEM 343
—Financial Aid (Virtual by appointment email

BCC Classroom
Wednesdays, 12-2pm

—The Writing Center
—Computer Science Advising
—Greater University Tutoring Services (GUTS)        · ECON 101 & 301
· POLI SCI 140
—Financial Aid (Virtual by appointment email

Wednesdays, 12-2pm

—Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program Academic Advising

Writing Groups

In collaboration with the Writing Center, the MSC sponsors two writing groups for students looking for a community of writers.

Undergraduate Writing Group @ the MSC

Meeting time: Tuesdays, 4 to 5:30 pm
Format: registered (same attendees each week), plus drop-ins welcome
Mode: in person
Location: MSC Classroom (Room 243), Red Gym
Facilitator: Yinka Arawomo

Do you have any writing projects you are working on? Do you desire a community of compassionate and supportive peer writers? Do you need the space and time required for the structure, discipline, commitment, and accountability you need to complete your writing projects? Do you want support throughout any stage of the writing process? Join Yinka every Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) as you work together on our writing projects with realistic goal settings, reflective practices, and tangible outcomes. Yinka, the group facilitator, will be present to answer questions and offer one-on-one support during your weekly meetings.

Graduate Writing Group @ the MSC

Meeting time: Wednesdays, 1 to 3 pm
Format: registered (same attendees each week, attendance required)
Mode: in person
Location: MSC Classroom (Room 243), Red Gym
Facilitator: Noreen Siddiqui, PhD

This writing group offers a supportive community of writers for anyone who identifies as a person of color and/or is affiliated with the MSC. (Being affiliated with the MSC is not a requirement to join this group.) During our first meeting together, we’ll establish our group’s goals and structure beyond having dedicated time for setting writing goals and writing. After we work alongside each other for nearly three hours, we will wrap up the session with reflection (and celebration) of what we accomplished. This group is open for all writing disciplines at all stages. We look forward to supporting you!

Let's Talk

University Health Services (UHS) has partnered with the Multicultural Student Center and its four identity centers to provide Let’s Talk sessions specifically tailored for students of color. Let’s Talk is a free program for UW–Madison students that provides easy access to informal and confidential support and consultation with counselors from UHS Mental Health Services. More information about Let’s Talk can be found on the UHS website.

MSC’s partnership with Let’s Talk provides students of color with the opportunity to meet with providers who have racially similar identities. For spring 2023, the following sessions will be provided in MSC spaces:

  • ISC: Wednesdays 4-5 pm
    Location: ISC, 2nd Floor, Wellness Room
    Provider: Serena Cisneros
  • APIDASC: Tuesdays 2-4 pm
    Location: South Mezzanine
    Providers: Melanie Daovannary & Kathleen Monmany
  • BCC: Thursdays 2-4 pm
    Location: South Mezzanine
    Providers: Danyelle Okesanjo & Kayla Eggen
  • BIPOC/LCC: Mondays 3-5
    Virtual: Sign Up Here by Midnight the Night Before
    Providers: Lia Warbasse & Mariessa Robles

Reserving room space

Reserve an entire room

Choose from the Lounge, MSC Classroom or South Mezzanine (only open to affiliated student orgs + campus partners this fall)

Lounge area at the Multicultural Student Center

Reserve the Black Cultural Center classroom

The BCC Classroom has multiple tables and chairs that can be maneuvered into various arrangements (only open to affiliated student orgs + campus partners this fall)

The Black Cultural Center classroom

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Bias or hate incident

Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.

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Sexual Assault

Get support and resources for healing and recovery regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation. Confidential support is also available.

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Other incidents

This could include a student that you are concerned about, hazing, stalking, or a missing student.

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Multicultural Student Center

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