The Multi-Cultural Council (MCC) is a student organization that serves as a liaison between the Student Government Association and other registered student organizations comprised of underrepresented groups. MCC promotes awareness, understanding and appreciation of these historically underrepresented groups, including, but not limited to, the Asian Student Organization (ASO), the Association of Black Collegians (ABC), the Human Relations Programming Council (HRPC), the International Student Organization (ISO), the Muslim Student Organization, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Organization of African and Caribbean Students (OACS), the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), and GASE (f/k/a TRIGON), the Behrend Student Gay-Straight Alliance, among others.
MCC acts as an advisory organization designed to promote unity and cooperation among its member organizations. MCC assists in the coordination of such events as The Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, Hispanic and Black History Months, and many other programs.
Multicultural Resource Center
The Multicultural Resource Center is a suite of offices housing many of the member groups of the Multi-Cultural Council (MCC). Housed on the first floor of the Reed Union Building, the center serves as a central repository of diversity-related materials and information. The center meets a variety of student needs by: providing a central meeting/resource area for students who participate in MCC member organizations; making diversity-related materials available to students; and demonstrating support for people of differing cultures and from historically underrepresented groups.
This committee works with the Multi-Cultural Council (MCC) and other organizations in pursuing its goals of raising awareness about diversity; how and why it is important on campus. It also works in reaching out to others less inclined to learn about diversity issues.
The IEDC recommends and evaluates strategies and policies related to the enhancing diversity and improving the campus climate.