Welcome to the East Tennessee State University’s Multicultrual Center page. The Multicultural Center seeks to promote the University’s commitment of diversity, and to broadening multicultural awareness and sensitivity, and encourages cross-cultural collaborative relationships through recruitment, retention, engagement and success. The Multicultural Center is a place where our students can discuss, appreciate, and celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences through a variety of facilitated workshops, cultural programming and academic/leadership development opportunities, while also building a sense of community and belonging. It is both a place to gather and an environment for the educational, social justice, and cultural matters that are significant to our students, faculty, staff, and the greater ETSU community.
It is my hope that by facilitating these opportunities for our students it will aid in the students having a meaningful and positive experience on our campus. Our Center is committed to providing quality culturally relevant programs and services that will promote the successful transition, persistence, and graduation of our diverse students.
I look forward to seeing you soon in the Multicultural Center or at one of our many events around campus this upcoming year.
Carshonda M. Harris, Director of the Multicultural Center and Access and Student Success
Vision: The ETSU Multicultural Center will positively affect lives by creating an environment
that supports and sustains the affirmation, celebration, and understanding of human
differences and similarities.
Mission: To actively promote, lead, and facilitate the University's commitment to diversity; champion the importance of diversity; provide a supportive atmosphere for students; engage the university community in intercultural dialogue; build collaborative relationships among students, faculty, staff, and the community; and overcome barriers to inclusion.