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 throughout the year. Student trainings target student staff and student leaders such as Orientation Advisors, Residential Assistants, and new students.
The MRC facilitates programs that fall under four primary programmatic initiatives:
The MRC is a resource center in that we provide direct funding to cultural student groups through the Culture Connects Program Grant. This grant 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 Korean Student Organization Grant was established in 2012 by Korean American Alumni with the objective of increasing the visibility of Korean and Korean American culture on Binghamton University's campus.
The MRC Culture Fair provides an opportunity for ALL BU student to explore ways to get involved and for ALL BU cultural student organizations to promote their organization's activities and reach more students. The Culture Fair is FREE and open to the entire campus community at the beginning of each semester.
An educational development activity which features a discussion leader from our faculty or staff. The Book club meets each semester.
An inclusive community activity in celebration of both religious and non-religious holidays around the world. The event occurs at the end of the Fall semester.
Diversity Talks - Discussion forums for the campus community regarding issues of concern to students in the news, politics and around the world. They occur biweekly.
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 occur throughout the year.
The Multicultural Resource Center supports programs observing Latin Heritage Month (October), Black History Month (February) Women's History Month (March) and Asian Heritage Month (April).
Last Updated: 6/2/15