Multicultural Center


Welcome! The Multicultural Center was developed to provide safe and brave spaces for historically minoritized and marginalized groups on campus with the goal of increased diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Multicultural Center (MCC) will serve as:

  • a resource for the campus community while placing the experiences of diverse and historically minoritized and marginalized groups at the center. ​
  • a dynamic learning space with deliberate programming and opportunities to support all members of COC with the goal of increased diversity, equity, and inclusion.​
  • a safe space where the goal is expression without fear of repercussion, and a brave space where expressions are both, validated and challenged.​
  • a place to meet, build community, and serve as another access point/bridge to existing resources.
  • We have embedded below our campus event calendar. You can use the "search function" to find events meaningful to you. We've highlighted a few events you may want to explore in our featured events section below to assist you in your search. 


  •  Event  Date and Time  Location or Link

    The Impact of COVID-19 on our community of Asian Descent: Part I

    October 30, 2020, 9:30am – 11:00am TBD
    ASG Tuesday Podcasts  Ongoing Go!
    Reading Circle Discussion of The Underground Railroad, by Colson  Whitehead (Angeli Francois, Facilitator)  November 3, 2020, 2-3pm  TBD
    Am I Not a Sister?-Gender, Agency and Slavery: An Analysis of How Women Like Phillis Wheatley, Sally Hemings, and Harriet Tubman Navigated 18th and 19th Century American Slavery (Dr. Julie  Johnson, Presenter)  November 10, 2020, 5-6pm  TBD
    How to best support students athletes during COVID-19 (Through the Student Lens)  Nov 16, 2020, 1pm-2pm TBD
    Foster and Kinship Care Education Program  Multiple topics and dates! Go!
    3rd Annual Men of Color Conference: Vote, Voice, and Revolution Five sessions in October TBD
    Muslim Appreciation: Islam and the Sciences  End of Nov/Early December  TBD
  •  Forum  Date and Time  Location or Link

    Mental Health: Finding the words to talk about today’s climate – Open Campus Town Hall

     November 12,  1-3pm  TBD
    Dreamers Town Hall – Civic Engagement   November  19, 2020  TBD
  • Title  Formatt and Author   Link or ISBN number

    Unconscious Bias: What is it and can it be eliminated 

     Article:  Go!
    The Racism Right Before Our Eyes - There is implicit bias — and then there is behavior like this  Article: Jamelle Bouie


    Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America Book: Roberto Gonzalez
    ISBN-13: 978-0520287266
    ISBN-10: 0520287266

    Scientists around the world are striking against racism in academia - Scientists around the world are striking to raise awareness of institutional and systemic racism against Black academics.



    21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge:

    Website: Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.


    White Academia: Do Better

     Article: Jasmine Roberts


    USC's Center for Urban Education – Why Race Matters

     PDF: USC Go!
  • Title Desciption   Link or Location

    Student Services Homepage

     A COC webpage that lists all of our college student services offices and websites Go!
    Dreamers Together Homepage A COC webpage supporting DACA, AB 540, Undocumented,  and Out of Status students.



    Equity Minded Practitioners A group dedicated to addressing disproportionate impact by reviewing institutional practices to identify and help resolve equity gaps.  

    Anti-Black Racism Resources

    A PDF with links to multiple videos and reading resources on the topic of Anti-Black Racism. 


    Equity In Education

    A video recording of a discussion on Equity within Education - led by Brandon Ashford, Julie Johnson, and Robert Wonser


    COC's Equity Podcast 

    Hosted by Brandon Ashford, a past podcast on equity and systemic racism experiences featuring past and present COC employees and students. 



Featured Videos:

"MCC Opening"

Opening Of MCC Video Clip Play

"Islam and Science"

Video clip of islam and science

"Happenings of the World"

Video Clip of Happenings of the World

"Alliances Open House"

Video Alliances Open House Play

"MCC Open Mic": (Notice: some poetry in this video may contain langauage some viewers may find offensive or inapproriate for minors)   

Open Mic Video

"Equity In Education" 

Video Still Frame- Click to hear discussion

"Equip, Empower, ENOUGH! Domestic Empowerment During COVID-19"

video still of equip empower enough

 "Undocumented Student Week of Action (Know Your Rights)"

video clip undocumented students week