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Multicultural Communities of Excellence at Arizona State University are a central component of a university-wide effort to address social transformation.
Multicultural Communities of Excellence are present at each ASU campus location and help to provide a sense of place and support for students of color. Additionally, they celebrate, enhance, enrich and elevate the identities of all historically underrepresented students.
Multicultural Communities of Excellence at ASU are environments that support student success and wellbeing, advance the university’s academic mission, celebrate culture, inspire hope, affirm identities, support intersectionality and cultivate a shared understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion.
These student-focused spaces provide an opportunity to intensify collegiate engagement that can positively impact students’ academic work and research, professional aspirations and leadership.
Across ASU’s four metropolitan Phoenix locations, these communities provide a gateway to a wide array of programming, services and resources that help to facilitate a greater sense of belonging among students of color and other historically underrepresented students.
Each community reflects representations of diverse cultures to affirm and celebrate the history and achievements of people of color and other historically marginalized groups. The communities serve as a hub to connect students to opportunities across the university to support their success. The spaces allow for gatherings and meetings for students and registered student organizations. Use your ASU ID card to access the spaces on any of the campuses.
Multicultural Community of Excellence locations are in close proximity to:
Academic tutoring services and support that foster student success in and outside the classroom
Confidential support to address a variety of concerns and stressors
Flexible multipurpose indoor and outdoor spaces to support activities, events, group study, and support circles
Places for quiet reflection or religious practice and expression
Compassionate, affordable and accessible healthcare services in addition to dedicated lactation spaces