Mission and Overview
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.
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 provides the Culture Connects 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. We provide funds to cultural student organizations on campus seeking to provide programs that are educational, culturally inclusive and encourage diversity within the university community.
The MRC facilitates programs that fall under four primary programmatic initiatives;
- Educational Development
- Student Recruitment
- Student Retention
- Inclusive Community Building
Campus Location and more
Campus Location: the Center is located on the ground floor of Bartle Library in Library South Ground 500 / LS-G500.
Multicultural Resource Center
Library South Ground 500
PO Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902
Adjusted hours for Spring 2021 due to COVID-19:
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Virtual via Kumospace:
Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Normal Academic Year:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Meet our Staff
Graduate Assistant Staff
Jobs and Positions
Join the MRC team in one of our wonderful employment opportunities where you can build diversity and cultural awareness, leadership skills and gain professional experience.
Become a Student Manager and assist the MRC Staff with operating all aspects of the center and gain leadership experiences.
We offer three different graduate assistantships for students in various graduate academic programs.
Become an undergrad or grad MRC intern and gain valuable work experience in working with diverse populations.
Join our Culture Connector Volunteer Program, and acts as a liaison between the MRC and the campus multicultural community.