Latinx Heritage Month, also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month, is nationally celebrated each year from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observance in the United States was born in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week.
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As part of the university’s signature heritage observance months, Georgia State’s Cultures, Communities & Inclusion team is marking LGBTQ+ History Month this October, and you are invited to join in on the celebration!
LGBTQ+ History Month observes the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning communities, and was first celebrated in the United States in 1994.
Through the Multicultural Center, you can enhance your student experience by taking advantage of the many programs and services that we provide. For up-to-date information about our programs and services, check out Multicultural Center page on the Panther Involvement Network (PIN). You can also engage with us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. From discussion programs to heritage month celebrations, we have something that everyone will enjoy! Also visit the Belonging@GSU webpage, your one-stop destination for resources and university events designed to help Georgia State fulfill its strategic vision as a place for all.
The Multicultural Center’s Cultural Competency trainings & workshops are designed to engage, equip, challenge and support the Georgia State community in being a more inclusive campus. Our goal is to encourage emerging leaders to be agents of change on our campus, in communities and the world beyond by increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills of Georgia State students. Some opportunities include: In the (STATE) Zone Awareness and Ally trainings, inclusive of Safe Zone and TRANSformation, Allyship 101 and so many more. To view all of our workshops and trainings please visit our Education & Training webpage.
Interested in a training or workshop for your club, class or department? The Multicultural Center offers presentations which create brave spaces for participants to engage in meaningful dialogue and learning experiences. These are designed for various audiences and can be tailored to fit any group. These workshops can be done virtually or in person! To request a workshop, please complete the Workshop Request Form.
The Community Connections Mentoring Program (C2) is an opportunity for students of marginalized and underserved communities to connect with each other, university faculty, staff & community partners and discuss topics focused on personal growth, leadership development, career readiness and social responsibility. Through this forum, students' bond through shared experience and build a community of care at Georgia State and beyond. Our cornerstone C2 groups include:
- Womxn of Color
The Multicultural Center’s library resources have been curated to strengthen students’ knowledge around a variety of beliefs, values and experiences of diverse cultural identities and to enhance the skills they will need to work and live as global citizens and leaders in society. The Multicultural Center has a growing collection of resources focusing on specific cultural communities, culturally responsive teaching, and diversity training. The checkout process simply requires your Panther ID card. One of our signature programs is the Baldwin Book Club. If you have any questions about checking out resources from our library or any of our programs, please email us.
The center is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Georgia State community for meetings and events by reservation request. All rooms can be reserved ahead of time by submitting a Room Reservations Form. Multicultural Center staff will be in touch by email to confirm your reservation or discuss your request further. If you have any questions, please call the Multicultural Center at (404) 413-1584, email us, or stop by between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) provides services including programming, workshops, organizational support, and mentoring. Programming and services focus on all identities within the LGBTQ+ and varying gender communities. The GSRC welcomes all faculty, students and staff who would like to serve as allies for the LGBTQ+ and varying gender communities as well, or those with an interest in learning more. If you have any questions about the services, resources and support available in the GSRC, please email us.
The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is a designated safe space for all gender and sexuality variant students, faculty and staff. Located in a separate wing of the Multicultural Center, the GSRC has technology, a study area and an overall welcoming spirit aimed to build identity awareness and academic success. The GSRC will work closely with many student organizations, departments and faculty to create enriching experiences for all who visit.
The center also features a meditation room that will also serve as a changing space for individuals a part of the trans and non-binary community.
Associate Director- Cultures, Communities & Inclusion (CCI)
LaTia Sinclair, M.S.
Tonya Cook, MS-HRD, CLC
Coordinator of Student Engagement, Global Communities
Chrissonia McCall, M.S.
Coordinator of Student Engagement, Gender & Sexuality Education
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3973
Atlanta, GA 30302-3973
Georgia State University
Student Center East, Suite 206
55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303