MCC plans, promotes and implements cultural programs designed to address issues and concerns of multiculturalism. It provides a comfortable environment for all students by assisting them with academic and personal concerns through programs, workshops and individual sessions. Cultural Programs is committed to retaining students by offering educational and cultural programs that explore diversity and multiculturalism. The office also provides faculty and staff with information and activities related to diversity. Its goal is to empower students to take pride in themselves, their heritage and to achieve academic excellence. Students are encouraged to participate in programs and to assist with program planning designed to produce a more culturally diverse environment.
The Office of Student Activities works with committees and chairs to enhance programming for celebratory months, below are the committee chairs for the celebratory month committees.
Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15
Native American Heritage Month, November 1-30
Lucy Hurston, Chair
Black History Month, February 1-28
Lois Coleman, Chair
Women’s History Month, March 1-31
Wanda Reyes-Dawes, Chair
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 1-31
The mission of MCC’s cultural programs is to support students to achieve academic excellence and to meet the college’s goals and objectives of providing a socially and culturally diverse environment.