What Does the Multicultural Center Offer?
Cup of Culture
A weekly series that promotes explores and celebrates culture. Every Thursday, MCC offers cultural programs that include live performances, workshops and presentations.
The Cross Cultural Retreat (CCR)
The CCR is a weekend, residential program that provides students, faculty and staff interactive activities and thought-provoking discussions about cross cultural issues. The CCR was developed to build a more understanding and open community. The CCR provides an opportunity for honest dialogue about issues related to diversity and how to build effective multicultural alliances. Students who participate in the retreat can earn 1 unit of academic credit. For more information about the CCR, please stop by our office located in the Loker Student Union, Room #110, or call us at (310) 243-2519. You can also download a CCR Application on our Forms web page.
MCC's Diversity Chats are an on-going series of discussions exploring issues of diversity and multiculturalism. In a comfortable and safe setting, a facilitator leads an interactive dialogue that strives for awareness and understanding about relevant, social issues for our students. Diversity Chat topics include but are not limited to:
- Cultural Identity
- Social Oppression
- Ally Building
- Cross Cultural Communication
Diversity In Action (DIA)
DIA is a 9-month student internship program (September-May) designed to provide students with knowledge, skills training and hands-on experience in exploring issues of diversity, human relations awareness and cross cultural communication. Interns who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion and 6 units of academic credit (3 per semester). Through DIA, students will:
- Increase self-awareness and cross-cultural understanding
- Learn to co-facilitate human relations discussions and activities
- Develop program planning skills
- Make a difference in your school and community about issues that are important to you
- Work with your peers at CSU Dominguez Hills and youTHink students, who attend LA-area middle and high schools
For more information about Diversity In Action, please stop by our office located in the Loker Student Union, Room #110, or call us at (310)243-2519. You can also download a DIA Application on our Forms web page.
Unity Fest is a two-day multicultural celebration held each Spring. The festival features live cultural performances, cultural vendors, community organizations, an array of international food, as well as a children's arts and crafts village.
Co-sponsorship of Cultural Activities
The MCC offers co-sponsorship opportunities for student groups and campus departments for cultural programs that further the mission and goals of the MCC. Programs that have been co-sponsored by the MCC include Latino Heritage Month, Las Posadas, Lunar New Year Celebration, Black History Month, Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and Cinco de Mayo. Groups wishing to request co-sponsorship funding can download the Co-Sponsorship Funding Request Form on our Forms web page.
The Multicultural Center Programming Board (MCCPB)
MCCPB is a leadership opportunity for students to assist with the planning and implementation of MCC events and programs. In addition, the Programming Board is responsible for the review and approval of all co-sponsorship funding request. The board is advised and supervised by the MCC Coordinator.
Student Leadership Opportunities
The Multicultural Center offers numerous opportunities for student leadership and volunteerism. Volunteer positions are available to assist with publicity/marketing, subcommittees for special events, and the planning and coordination of our weekly Cup of Culture programs. For more information on getting involved with the MCC, please stop by our office located in the Loker Student Union, Room #110, or call us at (310) 243-2519.