This has been a productive and exciting year for the Multicultural Center. There was an influx of new volunteers who were excited about being a part of the Multicultural Student Development as a whole. These amazing volunteers gave of their time and participated in numerous programs. The multicultural center, previously viewed as more of a social center, revamped their approach to student support and success. This included a refocus on programming about current events impacting campus; mental health and self-care rose to the top, along with a weekly coffee hour. The weekly coffee hour brought in presenters from multiple student groups and departments.
The Women’s Center
The Women’s Center often completes amazing education and supportive programming and this year is no different. Every year the desk-shift volunteers dedicate some of their time and effort to a breast cancer related effort. This year they chose to use a weekly time in the center to knit prosthetic breasts which were passed on to women affected by breast cancer. In addition to this weekly event, the center collaborated with the Boone community to present LunaFest; a film festival creating awareness of women’s issues. One of the major programs presented this year was their Rape Culture Awareness Week. This large scale program provided many opportunities throughout the week for the campus to become more aware of rape culture as it exists on campus and what prevention is possible.