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Focus on Diversity

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We all have so much we can learn from one another — our experiences, our cultures, our approaches to life. MCLA recognizes how much each of us is enriched, enlightened, and strengthened when we share our stories, and when we listen to stories different from our own.

Valuing diversity and multiculturalism is an integral part of the MCLA mission. As an agent of social change, MCLA is committed to helping achieve respect, acceptance, and justice for everyone. Here are some of the more tangible ways you can explore diversity and personal growth at MCLA:

Multicultural Education Resource Center - This center works with the entire campus to build community, celebrate diversity and inclusion, and foster student success. The ALANA Club Council, Executive Boards, and office student assistants all have extended office hours in the Center. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences, expertise, and vision for how we empower all students to reach their potential.       

Susan B. Anthony Women's Center - Founded in honor of local women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony, the center provides support and education around women's issues on campus and connects with the Women's Studies minor as appropriate.

Queer Student Union - The Queer Student Union (QSU) exists as a student organization to reach out to and unite the queer and straight, the cisgender and transgender/non-binary at MCLA - the student body, faculty, staff, administration and queer allies. The organization’s main goals are to promote tolerance and acceptance of students regardless of sexual or romantic orientation and gender identity, provide information and support for queer and questioning students, and to provide general education about LGBTQ issues to the campus community.