Programs and Initiatives
Adulting with the MRC is focused on skills crucial to students post collegiate life. Topics include financial literacy, fiscal management, taxes, loans, cooking, car maintenance, networking and social media branding, stocks and investments, and professional communication. Multicultural Programs partners with various campus and community stakeholders to facilitate these workshops.
Multicultural Programs hosts a series of documentary screenings that includes a dialogue afterwards to explore issues presented in each film as well as promote healthy critical discourse. These programs are sometimes in correspondence with Identity Month celebrations.
Finals Fever is a host of collaborative academic and social programming between Multicultural Programs, Access Programs and TRIO Support Services that takes place during the fall and spring finals week.
These month-long celebrations provide the opportunity for the campus community and city of Springfield to learn about the rich cultural history of diverse groups and engage in crtical dialogue around the various contributions these historically underserved groups have made to the US and globally.
Lunch & Learns are a one-hour dialogue focused program facilitated by students and faculty or staff within Multicultural Programs during the lunch hour. These discussions explore various current and hot topics, which sometimes tie with Identity Months. Dine & Discuss is the evening version of Lunch & Learn which last 90 minutes.
MRC Roundtables is the leadership development workshop series geared towards diverse student organizations involved with Multicultural Programs. These workshops cover a variety of topics meant to enhance the leadership and overall solidarity of the diverse student community.