Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Resource Center Annex

The Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Resource Center, also known as the MRC Annex, is the newest extension of the Multicultural Resource Center located in the west basement entrance of Freudenberger House. The MRC Annex is free and open to all students, staff and faculty.

  • Students and supporters gather in the annex

  • Students with Mary Jean Price Walls, namesake of the annex

  • Meeting space

  • Kitchenette

The MRC Annex provides:

  • Large lounge and entertainment space for students to relax, commune with one another, eat, study and have access to a Smart TV
  • Computer Lab with 4 computers and free printing for students
  • Students have access to rooms that can be reserved for meetings and events, as well as a craft/resource corner and kitchen. Reservations can be made by visiting the Graduate Assistant Office in the Computer Lab of the MRC Annex. Reservations are reviewed and approved by the Executive Director of Multicultural Programs.
  • LGBTQ+ Resource Center which has a resource library and Smart TV. The center also coordinates the Transitions: MRC Closet Project and provides students with clothing and accessories needed for various life transitions as well as internship and professional interviews.
  • Kitchen where students and student groups can gather around meals and community.

The MRC Annex houses the offices of the Executive Director of Multicultural Programs, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs/LGBTQ+ Student Services, Coordinator of Access Programs, Coordinator of Bears L.E.A.D., Graduate Assistant of Multicultural Programs, Administrative Assistant III and workspaces of student staff members. This extension of the Multicultural Resource Center provides students a larger space to foster community as well as opportunities for programming.

Hours of operation
Date Time
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
After-hours reservation (approval required) 5 p.m.–10 p.m.

About Mary Jean Price Walls

The MRC Annex has been named in honor of Ms. Mary Jean Price Walls, who received the first honorary undergraduate degree ever given by Missouri State University. In 1950, she was the school’s first African-American applicant, but was denied admission.