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CMAC

EIMA operates the Center for Multicultural Affairs & Community, or CMAC. CMAC serves as a support and advocacy center for underrepresented and historically marginalized student populations by providing programming that focuses on student success and holistic development that leads to future personal and professional advancement.

CMAC is located in Bea Wood 131 and is opened M - F, 9:00am - 5:00pm. CMAC is accessible behind the Housing Office through its main door that faces the parking lot behind Bea Wood.

CMAC


CMAC offers a variety of developmental programs through workshops, speakers, panels, symposiums and more. The programming offer through CMAC is geared towards students and its objective is provide support, affirm students of color, build community, and empower students with skills and tools for their success. 


Developmental Programs

Multicultural New Student Symposium
Saturday, August 26 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
CSC Comanche & Mavericks Corner (tentative)

The Multicultural New Student Symposium is a half-day, personalized student welcome geared toward incoming students of color, but open to ALL incoming students. New students will learn about relevant and effective strategies to achieve success during their first year at MSU, as well as important academic and extracurricular opportunities and resources to enhance the MSU experience. RSVP Required. Click HERE to RSVP.

First Steps to Success AND Next Steps to Success Programs
Wednesdays: Sep. 13, 27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8
First Steps: 4pm – 5:30pm | Next Steps: 6pm – 7:30pm
Sunwatcher Conference Room

Program Kick-Off: Wednesday, September 6 | 5p-6:30p | Sunwatcher Clubhouse
Program Reception: Wednesday, November 15 | 5p-7p | CSC Wichita I/II

First Steps to Success (first-year students) and Next Steps to Success (second-year students) are programs geared towards first generation, students of color, but open to ALL first generation students. This five-session program engages students in effective strategies and tools immediately applicable for success in academic performance and personal development. Sign-up required. Click HERE for program topics and to sign-up.

Sisters United AND Brothers United
Wednesdays: Jan 24, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21, Apr 11 | Sisters: 5:30p-7p & Brothers: 7:30p-9p
CSC Wichita I/II (Except Mar 21 – Sunwatcher Clubhouse)

Sisters United and Brothers United are culturally responsive programs that allows women and men of color to have important conversations in a supportive environment. Self-exploration is highly encouraged as participants share in similar, yet distinctive journeys in college. Students are valued, challenged and empowered throughout the program. Sign-up required.  


Signature Events

Multicultural Welcome Back BBQ
Saturday, September 2 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm |Quadrangle
The Multicultural Welcome Back BBQ is an opportunity for students to begin building communities at MSU. Free food, music and games is provided and the BBQ is open to current MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni. 

Family Weekend: “Food for the Soul” Family Dinner
Friday, September 29 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Sikes Lake Center
Various cultures and communities utilize food as a way to fellowship and connect with family and friends. During Family Weekend, the “Food for the Soul” Family Dinner will highlight a variety of traditional meals that represents the diverse student community at MSU. In addition, a student showcase will illuminate the evening with cultural dance, music and other forms of art important to various cultural communities. 

Homecoming: Unity Tailgate
Saturday, October 21 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Kick-off at 8pm) | Memorial Stadium
Current students and alumni connect and reconnect at this event, filled with great networking, delicious food and good times.  (RSVP for families)

Celebration of Thanks
Wednesday, November 29 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | CSC Comanche A&B
Celebration of Thanks is an opportunity for the entire MSU community to share various traditions and practices expressing thankfulness and appreciation as part of cultural and religious holidays during this time of the year. A dessert reception provided. 

Celebrating the Diaspora
Thursday, February 1 | 7:00pm – 11:00pm | Sikes Lake Center
Celebrating the Diaspora recognizes and celebrates the diverse cultures and traditions that make up the African Diaspora. The MSU community is invited to indulge in the sounds, tastes, and artistry from Africa, the Caribbean and United States, which are cultures represented at MSU. 

50th Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Wednesday, April 4 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | MLK Plaque (Southside of CSC)
The MSU community to lay a wreath around the MSU MLK memorial plaque on campus to commemorate the life and death of Dr. King. Attendees will have an opportunity to reflect on his life’s work, as well as ways to continue to promote the dream of unity, equity, and progress. 

Multicultural Community Reception
Thursday, April 26 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Sikes Lake Center
This “end-of-the-year” reception will highlight the accomplishments of MSU’s diverse community and send off graduating seniors in style!


Service Opportunities

It Takes A Village! Campus Tour & Program
Friday, February 16 | 9:00am – 3:00pm |Midwestern State University
It Takes a Village is a service education project to introduce local youth (primarily 5th graders) to MSU and a college education. Local fifth graders from an eastside elementary school will spend the day at MSU to tour campus, visit classrooms, discuss the importance of education, and engage with Black college students who will serve as a role model for the day. The purpose of the project is for fifth graders to become excited about the idea of college that motivates them to work harder in their current studies. Sign-up required.