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
    ASG Tuesday Podcasts  Ongoing Go!
    Foster and Kinship Care Education Program  Multiple topics and dates! Go!

    COC Movies for Mental Health

    Art With Impact

    *Option to join anonymously

    Thursday, March 25, 2021 (11:00am-1:00pm)


    For accessibility-related accomodations or questions: 



    Women’s History Month Film Series

    HARRIETT , 3/5 @ 1:00

    MAIDEN • 3/12 @ 12:30

    HIDDEN FIGURES • 3/18 @ 2:00

    I AM WOMAN • 3/22 @ 11:30

    THE WOMEN’S LIST • 3/29 @ 1:00


    Women In Sports

    Women In Sports: Re-Shaping How Women are Viewed in the World of Sports

    Tuesday, March 23rd

    3:00pm - 4:30pm

    Diversity-Celebrating Color and Why It’s Important That We ‘See’ It

    Tuesday, April 6th

    2:45pm -4:00 pm

     Zoom Link TBD 
  •  Event  Date and Time  Location or Link
    Black History Month- Film Series

    Film/Discussion: “42” – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.)

    Film/Discussion: “13th” – Friday, February 19, 2021 (3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.)

    Film/Discussion: “Hidden Figures” – Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.)

    Film/Discussion: “Selma” – Friday, February 26, 2021 (3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.)



    The African American Cooking Experience

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

    Zoom link TBD

    Business Alliance: A Celebration of African-American Entrepreneurship

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 


    Zoom Link:

    Cultural Appreciation Series – A Student Campus Forum: Black Wealth and Economic Injustice

    Monday, February 22, 2021  (10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.)

    Zoom link TBD

    Cultural Appreciation Series – A Student Campus Forum: The Power of the Black Vote

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.) Zoom link TBD

    Action Steps Towards Anti-Racism

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (6-7:30 P.M)

    Zoom Link:


    Artist Kumasi J. Barnett


    Thursday, February 25, 2021 (2:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.) 


    Zoom link TBD

    Open Mic and Poetry Night

    Thursday, February 25, 2021 (5:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.)

     Zoom Link:


    COC Dreamers Financial Literacy Workshop

    Thursday, March 4th, 2021 (5:00 P.M.-6:15 P.M.)  Go!


  •  Forum  Date and Time  Location or Link
  • 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!

    Women's History Month- Library Reading List

    PDF List 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. 



    Undocumented Students Resource

    UndocuAlly Training by TheDream.US


    Undocumented Students Resource

    Supporting Undocumented Students: Important Points for Allies

    By: Esther Villegas-Sandoval, Faculty, Sociology


    Ted Talk - All Student Allyship Resource

    Ted Talk: The Danger of Silence

    By: Clint Smith


    Overall Allyship Resource

    How to Be an Ally

    By: Amelie Lamont



    Trans Students Allyship

    10 Misconceptions Every Trans Ally Needs to Understand

    By: Brynn Tannehill

     African American/Black Students Resource

     A Call to Action 

    By: Jourdan Hailaire

    White Allies Resource

    Becoming Trustworthy White Allies

    By: Melanie S. Morrison

    White Allies Resource

    White People, Please Stop Declaring Yourself Allies

    By: Ernest Owens

    White Allies Resource

    The Role of ‘Privileged’ Allies in the Struggle for Social Justice

    By: Angeliki Fanouria Giannaki


    LGBTQ+ Allyship Resource

    How to be an Advocate if you are Person of Privilege

    By: SafeZone Advocates

    General Allyship

    Building Overall Allyship

    By: Kyle Sawyer

    White Allies Resource

    Building Allyship

    By: Dismantle Collective

     Allyship at Work Resource 

    Allyship in the workplace Ted Talk 

    By: Melinda Epler 

    Better Allyship

    Be a Better Ally (Havard Business Review)

    By: Tsedale M. Melaku, Angie Beeman, David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson

     The Power Of Diversity

    The Key to Unlocking the Power of Diversity

    By: Sheree Atcheson

    Intro to the Multicultural Center

    Spring 2021 Welcome Week: Multicultural Center Discussion

    Importance of Diversity

    Spring 2021 Welcome Week: Importance of Diversity

    Dreamers Together

    Spring 2021 Welcome Week: Dream Big, Dream Together


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


The War in Artsakh: Armenians Artists Resist, React and Recover 

 The War In Artsakh


Lifting as we Climb-Women and Social Justice

Lifting as We Climb- Women and Social Justice