Multicultural Student Center

About the Multicultural Student Center

The Multicultural Student Center (MCC) is one of the five Cultural Resource Centers at Portland State University. We provide a space where students can:

  • Develop cultural competency through student engagement, programming, and meaningful dialogue;
  • Participate in events that explore our intersectional identities, including those focused our multiracial, Middle Eastern/North African, and international student populations;
  • Access resources such as a computer lab, student leadership opportunities, and space to relax and study;
  • Partake in a forum for collaborative cultural, education, and social experiences at PSU and beyond.

All PSU students are welcome!

Contact Us

cultures@pdx.edu | (503) 725-5342

Physical Location 
1825 SW Broadway Suite 228
Portland, OR 97201

Mailing Address
Cultural Resource Centers
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97201

 

Assistant Director, Cultural Resource Centers & Multicultural Student Center Program Coordinator:                     Stacie Taniguchi, stacie5@pdx.edu, (503) 725-4463

Our Mission

The MCC at Portland State University explores our intersectional identities and seeks to develop cultural competency through student engagement, programming, and meaningful dialogue. 

Our Story

The Multicultural Student Center (MCC) at Portland State University seeks to develop cultural competency through student engagement, programming, and meaningful dialogue. The MCC’s origins are rooted in student activism; in 1991, the United Students Coalition circulated a petition and collected over 300 signatures in support of a space on campus that would facilitate academic, professional, social, and cultural growth. Since its opening on February 25th, 1993, the MCC has grown, moved, and been developed to welcome all community members, facilitated the initiation and growth of other centers, and provided a model for student services used across PSU and beyond. Learn more about our history on our MCC 25th Anniversary page.

Hours of Operation

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Monday - Friday
Closed on weekends and when the university is closed.
Hours Vary When Classes are Not in Session 

Accessibility Accommodations

There are two accessible entrances to the Smith Memorial Student Union - on the North and East sides of the building. Please see the Smith ADA Access PDF for more information. 

We do our best to create events with accessibility in mind. However, if you feel you may need additional accessibility or support in order to fully enjoy any of our programs, please let us know! You may also contact the Disability Resource Center. While Service Animals are always welcome, the Cultural Resource Centers does not allow pets in our spaces.

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