We all have so much we can learn from one another - our experiences, our cultures, our approaches to life. MCLA recognizes how much each of us is enriched, enlightened, and strengthened when we share our stories, and when we listen to stories different from our own.
Valuing diversity and multiculturalism is an integral part of the MCLA mission. As an agent of social change, MCLA is committed to helping achieve respect, acceptance, and justice for everyone. Here are some of the more tangible ways you can explore diversity and personal growth at MCLA:
MCLA offers many options for all students to build a strong, supportive College community that's critical to individual and group achievement. The Multicultural Education Resource Center encourages cross-cultural relations, student empowerment, and leadership especially for ALANA, international, and veteran students. Connecting students with successful peers, faculty, and community members helps students envision and realize their goals. The Center also promotes access to College and other resources, benefits, scholarships, careers development, and graduate programs.
The Center collaborates with our ALANA and other clubs and departments to enhance College programs, activities, and services that engage all and especially unrepresented students. Together we work to enlighten the MCLA and local community about the value and contributions of many cultures and perspectives.
Here are some of the ways you can participate:
Arlene Theodore, Assistant Director of Diversity Programs & Multicultural Education Center
Multicultural Education Resource Center
Campus Center, Room 320
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Accessible evenings and weekends by student clubs and student staff.
The Susan B. Anthony Women’s Center was created over 20 years ago and remains as a vibrant resource to the College and the community.
As part of the Student Affairs Division at MCLA, the Center focuses on:
We have a small lending library with academic books on women's rights, statistics, inspiring women, and Queer folk which you may use for research projects or presentations.
We also support the Women's Studies Minor in a number of ways, including support for Women's Studies curriculum development, course advising, and annual celebration of our students' achievements.
The Susan B. Anthony Women's Center is located on the third floor of the Amsler Campus Center, in room 323. Stop by during Center hours or email us at: email@example.com.
IGE works to develop and cultivate a LGBTQIA+ friendly and knowledgeable community not just at MCLA but also throughout the greater Northern Berkshire Community. Through elevating safe spaces and educational programming, the Center strives to increase awareness and knowledge of issues in the LGBTQIA+ community pertaining to gender, sexual and romantic identities. This is coupled with knowledge of how these identities change and are significant to a variety of different cultures in hopes to develop a more understanding and safe community for people of all identities.