The MRC provides diversity training and education for the university staff and students on a host of cultural topics. 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:
- Educational Development
- Student Recruitment
- Student Retention
- Inclusive Community Building
The MRC is a resource center in that we provide a Multifaith Meditation and Prayer Room, Resource Library, Resource Room and direct funding to the campus through Collaboration funding and the Culture Connects Grant. MRC Collaboration Request Funding and the Culture Connects Grant are designed to promote collaborative efforts in programming among campus departments and cultural organizations on initiatives that enhance cultural awareness and understanding of diversity on campus. Student groups compete for funding to conduct programs that seek to educate the entire campus community.
The Multicultural Extravaganza is a collaboration with the Student Association and provides an opportunity for new students to make connections and to explore ways to get involved with Binghamton cultural student organizations. The Multicultural Extravaganza is FREE and open to the entire campus community at the beginning of fall semester.
An inclusive community building activity that helps the Binghamton University community engage with and give back to the local community. The event occurs at the beginning of the Spring semester.
Discussion forums for the campus community regarding issues of concern to students in the news, politics and around the world. They occur biweekly.
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).
Alumni Professional Discussions and Panels – professional development, recruitment and retention activities which occur throughout the year.
Staff and student trainings – educational development and inclusive community activities which occur throughout the year.