Eastern Washington University (EWU) Multicultural Center (MCC) strives to help students, faculty, and staff understand multiculturalism, social justice, and the importance of inclusion. By providing student employment and educational opportunities, EWU MCC helps raise awareness of and empowers all people of marginalized identities, ultimately creating a unified community that values all cultures.
To cultivate learning experiences, that promote community building, engagement, and inclusion which we believe are essential to the learning experience of all Eagles.
Advocacy: The MCC was established, in part, due to student advocacy highlighting the crucial need for a center which welcomed and unified the campus and its various cultures. The importance and weight of the student voice remains central to our work, as such, we are dedicated to advocating for the resolution of institutional and cultural issues directly impacting marginalized students.
Community: The MCC strives to create a community where underrepresented identities are visible and celebrated. The MCC works to bring marginalized folx together so that they may create community and share their culture with others.
Education: The MCC provides co-curricular opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to learn about various identities and cultures. We foster a brave space for all to learn through the hosting of workshops, events, and educational discussions. Our goal is that students broaden and diversify their thoughts, knowledge, and perspectives.
Engagement: The MCC is dedicated to engaging students outside of the classroom. The MCC encourages students to join identity based student clubs and organizations, participate in EWU campus events and participate in research throughout their academic careers. We are dedicated to developing connections with campus and community resources in order to refer students to the best services.
Inclusion: The MCC is a place where all students are welcome and celebrated in their authenticity! By maintaining a constant relationship with students and focusing on outreach we ensure that our center is inclusive to all backgrounds and cultures at EWU. We welcome student feedback, as well as critical feedback as a means of ensuring all voices are heard and valued.