Multicultural Student Services

Multicultural Student Services (MSS)

We aim to promote inclusion and engagement for historically underrepresented students. We enhance the undergraduate experience through co-curricular programs and culturally relevant services that are meant to empower students in their identity, build community, and help a diverse group of students find their individual and collective voices.

Through MSS, we work with students to develop programs offered through the Multicultural Student Center (MSC)LGBTQ CenterLatinx Student Center, and Interfaith Student Center, all located in Newcomb Hall. These important centers of student life have been designed to meet the needs of multicultural students to find community and engage in rich dialogue. The Centers offer meeting and program space for student groups, study space with computers, and comfortable lounge areas. These Centers are open to everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Jan 17 to 31, MLK Day Donation Drive Please donate goods to the specified containers in the MSC, second floor of Newcomb hall

MLK Day Donation Drive

The date has been extended to February 8th

Legendary civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not only fought for racial equality but economic and educational equity. Join us in honoring MLK Day by donating goods to the Charlottesville City of Promise. The City of Promise is committed to ending generational poverty and creating a community where all children are equipped to realize their fullest potential.

Donations can be made individually or on behalf of your CIO in the Multicultural Student Center from January 17th- February 8th. If you are donating on behalf of your CIO, please be sure to check-in with our front desk intern staff or professional staff to record your donation and have your picture taken for our social media campaign. One CIO will be selected to receive free catering at their next event, up to $500!

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