Multicultural Resource Center (MCRC)

  • Multicultural Center (MCRC)

Multicultural Resource Center (MCRC)

Multicultural Resource Center (MCRC)

Overview

The Multicultural Resource Center is an evolution of the long established Office of Multicultural Affairs, whose services and programs are now housed in the Office of Social Justice, Inclusion & Conflict Resolution. The Multicultural Center serves as a resource for students from diverse cultural and identity groups, and is intended to promote celebration of diversity, development of cross cultural understanding and competency, and inclusion of diverse people in the Rowan community. 

The Center supports and initiates programs that promotes the acknowledgement and acceptance of the differences that define the self-identity of faculty, staff, and students. Its ongoing purpose is the pursuit of maintaining an environment that cultivates the ability for all constituencies of Rowan University to safely express those identities within the parameters of the institution's academic and social behavior expectations.

Signature Programs and Initiatives

• Observance and celebration of national/international days or months concerning multicultural groups
• Workshops and Lecture Series on Intergroup Conflict Resolution and Civility
• Intergroup coexistence and dialogue programs addressing conflict and coexistence across identity groups
• Biweekly student discussions on issues of race, gender, sexuality, class, religious diversity, and interfaith engagement
• Collaboration with the Faculty Center to train faculty and promote inclusive classrooms and academic programs
• Training of student and faculty/staff facilitators
• Discussions and lectures concerning diverse cultures represented at Rowan
• Annual End-of-Year Rowan Cultural Celebration

Student Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate an understanding of one’s own identity, culture, and heritage and seek to learn more about others
• Demonstrate an awareness of cultural differences, cultural commonalities, privilege, and the identities of others.
• Confront prejudices and discrimination by promoting multicultural sensitivity and social justice advocacy
• Identify needs and analyze the interconnectedness of multicultural societies
• Communicate effectively with a diverse student population
• Demonstrate the practices associated with being an ally

For upcoming events and information: www.facebook.com/rowanuniversityoma

For more information about the Multicultural Center, please contact Dr. John T. Mills at ext. 4448 or millsj@rowan.edu

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Initiatives

The Multicultural Resource Center's initiatives are grounded in exposing students to opportunities to develop greater skills for cultural competency through inter/intra group dialogues, diversity workshops, programs, and events.

Student Organizations

The Multicultural Resource Center supports the efforts and missions of various cultural organizations. Students interested in learning about or contacting an organization, please follow the link provided.

Resources

The Multicultural Resource Center has a variety of materials that students, staff, and faculty can utilize. To review these materials and instructions to borrow please follow the link.

Upcoming Events

Events for Fall 2017

Workshops/Presentations

The MCRC conducts various workshops/presentations upon request.