What Does Multicultural Affairs Offer?

Cup of Culture

A weekly series that promotes explores and celebrates culture. The MCA office 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 with 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 Loker Student Union, Room 100, or call us at (310) 243-2519.

Diversity Chats

MCA'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 CSUDH 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 Loker Student Union, Room 100, or call us at (310) 243-2519.

Unity Fest

Unity Fest is a day long 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.

The Multicultural Affairs Programming Board (MAPB)

MAPB is a leadership opportunity for students to assist with the planning and implementation of MCA 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 Multicultural Affairs Assistant Dean.

Student Leadership Opportunities

The Multicultural Affairs office 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 MCA, please stop by our office located in Loker Student Union, Room 100, or call us at (310) 243-2519.

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