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.
Ready to Register for Symposium?
The Symposium for Multicultural Scholars is a summer education and transitional experience for students from traditionally underserved populations. Its purpose is to foster a sense of community for incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students and provide them with information about campus support, personnel and resources as a basis for helping ensuring their academic, social and emotional success at NC State.
Multicultural Graduate Student Orientation (MGSO) is a half-day orientation on August 25th focused on community building for incoming graduate students on NC State’s campus. Through skill building workshops, interactive panels, and networking with peers, faculty and staff, the MGSO prepares students to successfully navigate graduate school in their first year. As well as balancing their commitments while honoring their identities in becoming resources and advocates for a diverse and inclusive campus community.
All incoming graduate students are invited to register, particularly students from communities that have been placed in the margin or historically underrepresented. Multicultural Graduate Student Orientation (MGSO) is part of MSA’s initiative to include more resources and programming for graduate students.read more
NEWS AND EVENTS
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.