Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center at Southern is a dynamic place where all are welcomed, to be educated, to celebrate, to build community, and to have fun.

The center serves as a resource for the university, the community, and SCSU students, particularly African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic American and Native American students, to promote an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. The Multicultural Center staff works with the ethnic student clubs on campus to foster communication and share their interests and culture with the campus community.

Chinese performers


  • Sponsors outreach programs with area schools
  • Conducts art exhibitions, film programs and lectures
  • Houses a book and library for students to borrow for their classes
  • Provides cultural support
  • Assists in student advocacy and diversity training

OLAS student dancing


Traditional Programs and Events

The Multicultural Center sponsors a number of programs and events throughout the year.

  • Diversity speakers and presentations
  • Cultural performances and art presentations
  • Film series for Heritage Months
  • Diversity week (International Festival Week)
  • National Heritage Month observance
  • Holiday celebrations (observance of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Chinese New Year celebration
  • Cultural Fest

Past Speakers and Lecturers

  • Bobby Gonzalez
  • Dr. Farrah Gray
  • Carmen Elisa Espinosa
  • Wes Moore
  • Samuel T. Ross-Lee
  • Judith Rozie-Battle
  • Chad Goller-Sojourner
  • Franciso Ortiz
  • Jonathan Kozol
  • Waverly Duck
  • Dr. Sileshi Semaw
  • Erin Davies
  • Eva Vega
  • Juan Castillo
  • Ron Jones