The Multicultural Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Visit us in 206 Student Center East.
Flag Parade and End of the Picnic
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join ISAC for a flag parade to showcase your country's flags and cultures. Reach out to ISAC at [email protected] if you are not part of ISAC but want to participate in the flag parade.
Asian, Pacific-Islander, Desi-American (APIDA) Heritage Month
Join Georgia State's Cultures, Communities and Inclusion team and the greater community in observing Asian Pacific Islander & Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month with events during the last week of March and throughout the month of April. Although the United States officially observes this commemoration in May, the university holds events and observances earlier so that all may participate before classes end for the spring semester.
We use the term APIDA, which stands for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, as a pan-ethnic classification that intentionally includes people of South Asian descent (Desi) as part of our community. There is a great diversity of identities and ethnicities encompassed under the APIDA umbrella, including but not limited to East Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander.
APIDA Heritage Month, also referred to as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, began as "Pacific/Asian American Heritage Week" after its introduction into Congress in 1977 and eventually passed into legislation by President Jimmy Carter on October 5, 1978. In 1992, Congress officially designated May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month to honor the community's rich heritage and contributions that have been integral in shaping the United States' history.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. Learn more about events and observances, including registration information, below!
Join us to celebrate cultures, communities, and inclusion at our 3rd annual Lavender Graduation!
The Lavender Graduation ceremony is an annual event and inclusive opportunity for the campus community to celebrate the accomplishments of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex,and Asexual/Aromantic (LGBTQ+) graduates and allies. This community-affirming event includes catered dinner and ceremony to honor the recent graduates.
Graduates are welcome to invite up to 2 of their friends, family, chosen family and/or people who have been influential while at Georgia State University.
Lavender Graduates seeking to be recognized and/or receive a lavender cord must complete the 2023 Lavender Graduation - Graduate Registration Form by Sunday, April 16th, 2023
To submit nominations for this year’s PRIDE Awards, please submit through the 2023 PRIDE Awards Nominations Form.
For more information, contact 404-413-1584 or email [email protected]
Show your PRIDE and join us for the 2023 Lavender Graduation celebration!
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Frequently Asked Questions
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 - Panther Involvement Network (PIN) (gsu.edu). 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 DEI webpage , your one-stop destination for resources and university events that center diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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. This is our commitment to inclusive excellence 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.
I am interested in learning more about the Community Connections Mentoring Program (C2). How do I get involved?
The Community Connections Mentoring Program (C2) is an opportunity for students of marginalized and underserved communities to connect with each other, meet and be mentored by 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
For more information, please visit Advising and Student Success - Student Engagement (gsu.edu). To complete the application for mentees & mentors, please visit Multicultural Center Forms - Panther Involvement Network (PIN) (gsu.edu).
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 In the Library programs, please email us.
How may I reserve a conference room, lobby, meditation room, or Gender & Sexuality Resource Center for a meeting or event?
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 am and 5:15 pm, Monday-Friday.
What services, resources and support are available for students identifying as or desiring to connect to individuals of LGBTQ+ and varying gender identities?
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.
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Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
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.
Gender Neutral Restrooms
Use this interactive map to find Gender Neutral Restrooms locations on all Georgia State campuses.In addition, you can find the Gender Neutral Restroom listings on the DEI page. If you have updates, please let us know by emailing [email protected].
Multicultural Center Office
Student Center East 206
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Student Center East
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Multicultural Center Staff
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
Graduate Administrative Assistant,
Graduate Administrative Assistant,
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P.O. Box 3973
Atlanta, GA 30302-3973
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