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About the Multicultural Resource Center

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Mission:

The mission of the Multicultural Resource Center at Binghamton University is to educate the campus community through initiatives designed to increase awareness and understanding of cultural diversity, its significance in the advancement of all fields of endeavor and in navigating our world. The MRC facilitates programs and activities supporting the recruitment, retention, personal and professional development of all students with special emphasis on students from culturally diverse and historically underrepresented populations.

What we do:

The MRC provides diversity training and education for the university staff and students using the Building Bridges to Cultural Competency Program. Training sessions are offered for staff four times annually. Student trainings target student leaders and staff on campus such as Orientation advisors, residential assistants, and new students.

The MRC facilitates programs that fall under four primary programmatic initiatives;

The MRC provides the Culture Connects Program Grant which is designed to promote collaborative efforts in programming among cultural organizations of diverse backgrounds. Student groups compete for funding to conduct programs that seek to educate the entire campus community. 

The MRC is a resource center in that we directly provide funds to cultural student organizations on campus seeking to provide programs that are educational, culturally inclusive and encourage diversity within the university community.

Signature Programs

* MRC Cultural Fair- Provide an opportunity for ALL BU students to explore ways to get involved and for ALL BU cultural student organizations to promote and outreach to more students.
* MRC Book Club – An educational development activity which features a discussion leader from our faculty or staff. The Book club meets once each month.
* MRC Global Fiesta – An inclusive community activity which will occur in the Fall semester
* Alumni Professional Panels – A recruitment and retention activity which occurs once in the fall during Homecoming weekend and in the spring semester during the Openhouse.
* Staff and student trainings – An educational development and inclusive community activity which run throughout the year.
* Diversity Talks - Discussion forums for the campus community regarding issues of concern to students in the news, politics and around the world. They occur biweekely.

Mailing Address:

Binghamton University
Multicultural Resource Center
Vestal Parkway East
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902

Location: Library South G 548

Appointments are encouraged. To schedule an appointment please contact the MRC secretary.

Phone: (607)777-4472 | Fax: (607)777-2851 | Email: mrc@binghamton.edu

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Last Updated: 6/24/14