The Office of Multicultural Student Services

Student Centers

The Student Centers are learning communities that promote the understanding of and appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity. At each of the four Centers—African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Chicana/o Latina/o, Native American, and Smart Start Program — you can find academic support and build strong, lasting friendships.

Services:

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  • Personal Guidance, Advising, and Advocacy
  • Tutoring and Study Space
  • Mentoring
  • Strategic Team Approach to Retention
  • Referrals to University and Community Resources
  • Cultural/Social Activities & Events
  • Graduation Celebrations and Student Recognition
  • Internship, jobs and Graduate School Information
  • A Community of Support Dedicated to Help You Succeed
  • Academic Advising and Support to Develop a Personal Academic Progress Plan

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African American Student Center

Our mission is to provide an environment that is conducive to inspired learning for all students at Washington State University through academic, socio-cultural and career focused services. Although our services are culturally unique to the “black” community it is our hope that all members of the university embrace our rich history, language and life style.

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center:

The Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Center is committed to provide holistic services and programs that assist Washington State University to retain, develop and assist AAPI students in achieving their highest education potential. The Center is also committed to explore, educate, and celebrate the rich diversity within Asian American & Pacific Islander communities.

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Chicana/o Latina/o Student Center:

Our Mission at the Chicana/o Latina/o Student Center is to promote academic success and achievement for all students especially those of Latin/Spanish ethnicity, culture, community, heritage and linguistic backgrounds. Therefore, the Center provides academic guidance, programming, professional services, and connections to promote the students’ academic success and personal development by creating a positive, safe, encouraging, nurturing and professional environment where students take on Personal Responsibility In Developing Excellence (PRIDE).

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Native Student Center

Located in Cleveland Hall 27A, the Center is a space in which members of the Native graduate student community can relax, work, and hold meetings. Comfortable seating, tables, coffee, and tea are available.  Food and drinks can also be purchased at the Cleveland Hall Espresso Bar, or at the vending machines just outside of the Center.  Resources available at the Center will be expanded in the future to include computers and more.  The Center can be reserved for use by Native American student organizations after 4:00 PM each day.

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SMART START Program:

THE SMART START PROGRAM (SSP) is a retention initiative under the guidance and support of the Office of Multicultural Student Services. We work to facilitate the successful transition and retention of students whom are first in their family to attend and graduate from a four-year university, during their first year on campus. Students who actively participate in this program will strengthen self-efficacy, broaden their perspective of campus wide resources, and enrich their ability to learn and succeed at the post-secondary level.