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The Office of Multicultural Student Services

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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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  Email:

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


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March 19, 2021

To Our WSU Community and Stakeholders,

Amidst the domestic terror attack that targeted Asian American women in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, March 16th, our Student Centers, programs, and staff with Washington State University’s Student Equity/Multicultural Student Services area remains steadfast in our solidarity with Asian Pacific American communities. Over the past year, the Asian American Community has seen over 3,800 violent incidents that has been reported. In recognizing the history of violence targeting Asian Pacific Americans and the violence more recently targeting Asian American elders, our area is committed to continue our efforts in educating and learning more about Asian Pacific American communities and their rich history of contributions that have been made and continue to be made for our country as well as across the world.

While our equity work includes promoting the retention and leadership development for Asian Pacific Americans and other communities of color, the tragic deaths and related violence such as this past Tuesday galvanizes our work even more. Our team invites students to reach out to us for support as we try to reach out as well.

In love and solidarity.



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MSS Fall 2021 Graduation

Join MSS For Our Fall 2021 Graduation!

Celebrate our graduating multicultural students. Register by November 15th, 2021 with the deadline just around the corner so don't wait!

Event Date: December 10, 2021

We're Open!

We're Open!

The Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center and the Mentor Program Centers are open and available for students!

Our spaces are open Monday through Friday from 9am - 5pm.  Location: CUB410 & CUB414

No Masks Required for Fully Vaccinated Students. (Unvaccinated students must still wear a mask.)

We are still practicing social distancing guidelines. No attestations required.

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Spring 2021 Virtual Multicultural Graduation

Event Date: Friday, May 7th @ 5:30PM

View our livestream of the event!

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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 for free on Spotify: @msslive


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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela