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The Office of Multicultural Student Services

To Our Cougar Community

We hope your summer is going well during, and despite, this global pandemic. Our MSS team is hard at work, planning for the fall semester. Unfortunately, we will be doing this work virtually at the start of the Fall 2020 semester. We have decided to close our physical centers for the health and safety of both our students, staff, and the WSU-Pullman community. Our signature events, such as MSS Open House Conexion, and Fall Graduation Celebration will continue virtually. Our staff, including Student Mentors and Student Office Assistants, will be available virtually to answer your questions. We are sad that we cannot connect with you all in person but we will continue to build community in exciting new ways. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us using our staff information link. Our team will be reaching out to all of you as we organize and advertise various programming and learning opportunities to support retention. We thank you, we miss you, and we look forward to seeing you all soon. We invite you to also follow us on our MSS social media listed on this page for various information. 

Stay Safe and Healthy

Our Mission

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) seeks to facilitate the best undergraduate experience for multicultural, first generation, and other underrepresented students through the provision of culturally relevant services to enhance their learning and development and foster their successful transition, adjustment, persistence, achievement, and graduation.

Contact Us

Multicultural Student Services is located on the 4th Floor of the Compton Union Building (CUB).

Main Office: CUB 409
Phone: (509) 335-7852

Follow us on social media @mss_wsu!

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Fall 2020 Virtual Multicultural Graduation

Registration for our Virtual Multicultural Graduation is officially open for students graduating this Fall!

Event details: Friday, December 11th, 2020 beginning at 6:00PM.

Register by October 28th, 2020 by filling out our form provided through the link below:

Click here to register:


Our Student Centers

 African American Student Center

Donna Arnold
Phone: 509-335-2626

 Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center

 Dominique Faga'autau
Phone: 509-335-1986 

Chicanx/Latinx Student Center

MSS Front Desk
Phone: 509-335-7852

Our Programs

 Transfer Student Ambassador Program

J. Manuel Acevedo
Phone: 509-335-7852

 Team Mentoring Program

J. Manuel Acevedo
Phone: 509-335-7852

Multicultural Student Mentoring Program

MSS Front Desk
Phone: 509-335-7852

 Smart Start Program

Stephen Bischoff, Ph.D.
Phone: 509-335-7852


MSS Live Podcast

MSS Live is our first ever podcast hosted and produced by our student Office Assistants at MSS. You can tune in to keep up to date on events going on in the community, advice, and discussions with notable people as we explore topics and subject matter relevant to the student experience at WSU.

Listen on Spotify: @msslive

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