Main Content

History & Traditions

The Multicultural Center was established in 1991 to promote and implement multicultural programming. It is a positive force in the lives of African American, Asian American, Latino/Hispanic American and Native American students.

Southern's Multicultural Center serves as a resource for the university and the community in promoting an awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity. It offers educational programs and services to assist in the recruitment and retention of students. The Center also sponsors outreach programs with area schools, conducts art exhibitions, film programs, lectures, conferences, and houses a book library. 

The MCC staff also works with the ethnic student clubs on campus to foster communication and share their interest and culture to the campus community. The MCC is a place where all people are welcomed; we educate, we celebrate, and we have fun.

Traditional Programs & Events

  • Diversity speakers and presentations throughout the year
  • Cultural performances and arts presentations
  • Film series for heritage months
  • Diversity week (International Festival Week)
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month observance
  • Holiday celebrations (observance of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebration
  • Black History Month
  • Women's History Month observance
  • LGBTQQI Month observance
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Asian American Heritage Month observance
  • Chinese New Year celebration
  • Multicultural Advisory Board
  • Multicultural Resource Guide
  • Multicultural library