Multicultural Student Centers
The Multicultural Student Centers support the mission and core values of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by engaging in collaborative relationships with campus and community partners to improve recruitment, retention and graduation of students from multicultural backgrounds. We contribute to student success by 1) providing holistic advising and coaching that complement and support the academic advising that students receive from Pathway Advising and the schools and colleges where students are completing their degree; 2) carrying out sociocultural programs and activities that foster a welcoming and inclusive campus community; 3) creating partnerships internally to strengthen collaborations among students and student-faculty relationships; and 4) serving as a resource and clearinghouse for materials that speak to the experiences of diverse groups in higher education.
The four centers are located on the first floor of Bolton Hall. They include:
- American Indian Student Center
- Black Student Cultural Center
- Roberto Hernández Center
- Southeast Asian American Student Center
Our staff provide multicultural support and individualized coaching. They are listed in Navigate as Multicultural Student Success Coordinators (MSSCs). Undergraduate students who identify fully or partially as one or more of the following are assigned one or more MSSC coaches: African American/Black; American Indian/Alaskan Native; Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx; and/or Southeast Asian (Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, or Vietnamese).
MSSCs guidance and support throughout a student’s academic career at UWM in the following areas:
- Initial admission process
- Financial aid process
- Connections to campus and community resources
- Career exploration and planning
- Celebrations of student successes
|Still unsure about the difference between a MSSC coach and your academic advisor or others that can help you?
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For more information, contact Manager of Finance & Operations, Maurina Paradise, at email@example.com or (414) 251-5295.