Multicultural Student Center

Our Story

The Multicultural Student Center (MCC) at Portland State University seeks to develop cultural competency through student engagement, programming, and meaningful dialogue. The center'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. 

MCC 25th Anniversary report >

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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, international, and first-generation college 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!

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. 

    Contact Us

    Assistant Director, Cultural Resource Centers: Stacie Taniguchi, stacie5@pdx.edu, (503) 725-4463

    Smith Memorial Student Union, 1825 SW Broadway Suite 228 Portland, OR 97201

    Hours of Operation

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Monday - Friday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Monday - Friday (Summer 2019)
    Closed on weekends and when the university is closed.
    Hours Vary When Classes are not in Session 

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