Multicultural Center

Multicultural Center

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Multicultural Center's COVID-19 Response

All MCC staff are working remotely until further notice. For assistance, please email us at mcc@wiu.edu.

We at the MCC and Western Illinois University have been closely monitoring the development of COVID-19. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community members are our top priority. Following state-wide guidance, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events through the end of the spring semester. The MCC team has decided that graduation events will move forward in an alternate format.
We will keep you updated regularly, including if and when events will be rescheduled. 

Please visit our social media channels for further updates and online engagement opportunities. For questions about WIU's response to COVID-19, please check the University's website for the most up to date information.

About Us

The Multicultural Center, home of the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, Casa Latina, the Women’s Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center, aims to advance the goals of educational, social, and cultural awareness. Together, the MCC provides resources to enhance the campus community’s understanding and appreciation of all identities.

MCC Pillars

2019-2020 Pillars: Agency | Legacy | Inspiration | Activism | Solidarity

Photo of the MCC 10th anniversary open house

Casa Latina is a home away from home for students of all backgrounds, with programs and student organizations highlighting the Latin American and Indigenous cultures.

Get involved with Amplify, Latin American Literary Society, Latin American Student Organization, Mariachi de Oro, and Tradicion.

Take part in Latinx Heritage Month, Día De Los Muertos, BYOT (Bring your own tortilla) and Calle Murray.

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is committed to helping the campus community adjust to a multicultural and multiracial society regardless of race, age or economic status.

There is a variety of options for student groups under GBCC: African Student Association, Black Man Achievement Network, Black Student Association, Black Student Summit, Cultural Expressions, Christian Faith Campus Ministries, GBCC Dance Troupe, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Join us for a Kwanzaa Dinner and a variety of Black History Month events to promote the cultural experiences of the African Diaspora.

The LGBT*QA Resource Center is a space for students to become visible and form connections with the Queer community at WIU and in Macomb.

Everyone is welcome to join our student organization Unity and our Queer book club. A gender affirming closet is also available free of charge.

The Big Picture Picnic, Camp OUT, Trans* Day of Remembrance, Drag Shows, and Pride Week are a few of the great events you can be part of each year.

The Women’s Center is a space to celebrate women, and we welcome students of all genders. Our goal is to empower and provide support for students.

Beyond Beautiful, Campus Girl Scouts, Diamond Dolls Dance Troupe, Feminist Action Alliance, and The Good Girl Movement are all student organizations to consider joining.

Come be part of legacy events like Love Your Body Day, Take Back the Night, The Vagina Monologues and Women’s History Month programs.

Contact Info

Phone: (309) 298-3496
Email: mcc@wiu.edu
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. & Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.