Think and Do The Extraordinary
The Campaign for NC State
Multicultural Student Affairs | NC State University
Select Page


Multicultural Student Affairs is one of four campus community centers (along with the GLBT Center, the Women’s Center, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) researches, designs and implements unique programs that promote the pursuit of academic success, retention and graduation of students, with an emphasis on African American, Native American and Hispanic/Latino students. Our programs and services expand students’ cultural horizons while honoring their respective cultural experiences. We work to bring academic enhancement opportunities, cultural awareness activities and student leadership development to all students on campus.

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month 2018

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month 2018

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month celebrates the collective accomplishments of the various communities that make up the APIDA population.

The national month of celebration is in May, which is celebrated because of two significant anniversaries: the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants in America on May 7, 1843, and the completion of the transcontinental railroad by many Chinese laborers on May 10, 1969.

Originating in 1977, the first ten days of May celebrated “Asian-Pacific Heritage Week.” In 1987, after the Congress passed a Congressional Resolution, people started to commemorate Asian American Heritage Week during the first week of May. Since 1992, the week-long celebration has officially prolonged to a month-long celebration in May.

Because of NC State academic calendar, we choose to celebrate APIDA Heritage Month from March 15th to April 15th with the theme “Join Us at the Table.” Our theme was inspired by the cultural aspects found in many communities – coming together for a feast.

We invite the whole campus to join us at the table for this year’s APIDA Heritage Month!

read more


APIDA Heritage Month
Mar 15 – Apr 15 all-day
International Fest
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Description:Celebrate the global cultures represented at NC State at the 2nd Annual NC State International Festival! Learn from other students and try food from around the world! T-shirts are available for attendees while supplies last.

Hosted by the Office of International Services

Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Holi – Festival of colors. Holi is an annual event held on campus to celebrate a well known holiday in India. It signifies the victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring.

Dots vs. Feathers
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“I am Indian” means different things in different contexts. Join Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc. and Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. as we discuss the rich cultures of North American Indians and South Asian Indians, especially the significance of “dots” and “feathers”.

Hosted by Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Inc. collaborating with Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc.

Hot Pot Nite @ Play Zone
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

CUSA and SASE will be collaborating to bring Hotpot Nite to you! There will be an assortment of different meats, vegetables and other goodies. Additionally, there will be different types of broth (spicy, original, vegetarian). Grab a bowl of hot broth and come get a taste of the NC State CUSA and SASE family!

The Mixtape Series: For Black Students in White Spaces @ Witherspoon Art Gallery
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This event is a conversation focused on talking about the struggles of being Black women in academia and navigating these spaces. We will discuss respectability politics, sexual harassment, career moves, families and more. The panel is intended to empower students while connecting through a commonality in hopes to begin fostering community.

Asia Night @ Stewart Theater Talley Student Union
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cultural show presenting performances from all over Asia. Featuring traditional dances, fashion show, and a skit centered around Asian identity.

Exploring Self Segregation at North Carolina State University
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Hosted By ΛΦΕ at NC State |
Meeting Type: Discussion Based
Date: April 3rd, 2018
Location:Daniels Hall 334
Time: 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Other: Snacks and drinks will be provided.


Drop In Counseling

Drop In Counseling

During the Spring semester, MSA hosts walk-in hours with the Counseling Center every Thursday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Counselors will be hanging out in our space (Talley 4261) to chat, get to know students, discuss whatever is relevant to you, or speak one-on-one privately if needed.

read more

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Read more >