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WELCOME TO MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS

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.

Symone Sanders to Speak at MLK Commemoration

Symone Sanders to Speak at MLK Commemoration

Join us as we welcome strategist, communicator and commentator Symone Sanders as this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration speaker. Sanders will highlight King’s ability to push boundaries to achieve what others had not done before as she speaks on MLK, Jr.: The Realist.

At age 25, Sanders served as national press secretary for the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, earning a place on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election.

As a CNN commentator, Sanders provides her insightful analysis on political and social issues. She has also appeared on NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, BET and TV One and has been featured in the Washington Post, the New Yorker, ESSENCE Magazine and ELLE.

Currently, she serves as principal of the 360 Group, LLC, providing strategic communications guidance to organizations, businesses, individuals, campaigns and candidates.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan
22
Tue
IL Pop Up Film screening – Rumble
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 21 at 10/9c on UNC-TV on PBS. Streaming begins January 22 on PBS Video.

The electrifying and essential story of the, until now, missing chapter in the history of American rock: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Steven Van Zandt, Stevie Salas, Robbie Robertson and Taboo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how talented Native musicians helped shape the rocking soundtracks of our lives.

This event is being hosted at NC State University by UNC-TV and the office of Multicultural Student Affairs in honor of the continued Native American Heritage Celebration.

Jan
24
Thu
Freshman Honors Convocation @ Piedmont- Mountains Ballroom
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
28
Mon
Chat & Chew: College Athletics and College Culture @ MSA Suite
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Title: Athletic Culture on College Campuses

Do you think College athletes get special and/or unfair treatments? What are your thoughts on College Athletics? Join Jenn Mathurin, a former NC State women’s basketball player, in an open discussion on Athletic Culture on College campuses.

Jan
30
Wed
Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

Free and Confidential STI/HIV Testing @ Talley 4132
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina will provide FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV and STI testing today 1-4 PM. No insurance paperwork or appointment required.

Stop by and request HIV (rapid and traditional), syphilis, Gonorrhea/chlamydia, and hepatitis C testing. Free safer sex supplies (latex and non-latex condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams) will also be available.

Feb
1
Fri
Black History Month Kickoff @ Talley Lobby
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join MSA in the lobby of Talley Student Union for a kick off to Black History Month! We will be celebrating with student organizations from around campus – make sure to stop by to check out the vendors, good music, and to learn more about the events being hosted in celebration of the theme “Our Wings Still Fly: The Beauty and the Burden of Blackness”!

Category: BHM 2019

Feb
7
Thu
Taste of the African Diaspora @ Fountain Dining Hall
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join NC State Dining and Multicultural Student Affairs for lunch in Fountain Dining Hall to experience cuisine from the African Diaspora.

Category: BHM 2019

Feb
13
Wed
AfroFunk: Culture in Motion @ Talley 3rd Floor
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Multicultural Students Affairs presents AfroFunk: Culture in Motion, a pop-up museum featuring art, music, food, and good vibes! All visual and performance art will be by local Black artists with select items for purchase. Join us for a night filled with black excellence in the arts!

If you are interested in showcasing your art at the event, contact Erin Elliot at msagraduateassistant@ncsu.edu.

Category: BHM 2019

IN THE NEWS

Check out our latest articles and stories from the Diversity Digest and NC State News.

Placing Community at the Center

Placing Community at the Center

NC State’s campus community centers prepare students to live, work and thrive in our diverse world. They provide support for underrepresented groups to succeed on campus and finish their degrees here.

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Symposium Welcomes First-Year Students, Builds Community

Symposium Welcomes First-Year Students, Builds Community

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 137 students checked in to the 2018 Symposium for Multicultural Scholars hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs. Symposium is held each fall, the week before classes start, and provides an opportunity for incoming first-year students from traditionally underserved backgrounds to connect with campus.

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Renowned Author Sandra Cisneros Thrills Wolfpack

Renowned Author Sandra Cisneros Thrills Wolfpack

In collaboration with NCSU Libraries and the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), Multicultural Student Affairs hosted renowned author Sandra Cisneros on August 2, 2018. Cisneros, a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist, explores the lives of the working-class in her work.

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Alternative Service Breaks Focus on Social and Economic Inequities

Alternative Service Breaks Focus on Social and Economic Inequities

NC State’s Campus Community Centers continued their partnership with the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics and Public Service (CSLEPS) on several Alternative Service Break (ASB) trips earlier this month. These high-impact travel experiences help students develop and enhance a value for public service, civic engagement and service-learning as well as engage in dialogue that explores and advocates for social justice issues locally and globally.

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The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.

The INSIGHT Into Diversity HEED (Higher Education Excellence in Diversity) Award measures an institution’s level of achievement and intensity of commitment in regard to broadening diversity and inclusion on campus. NC State also received the HEED Award in 2017 and 2014.