Multicultural Learning community (mlc)

Cultivating diverse student leaders committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Program Overview

The Multicultural Learning Community (MLC) launched in Fall 2021. The MLC is a diverse community of students from various backgrounds and identities. As members of the MLC, students will live in a welcoming, inclusive community committed to advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Through workshops and group discussions, students will explore their own identity in a safe and supportive learning environment. Students will also explore topics related to diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and religion. The MLC will cultivate diverse student leaders who understand, respect, and value differences between themselves and others. Students in the MLC will gain an expanded worldview that will advance their success at SDSU and beyond. 

Program Goals

  1. Create a brave space for diverse groups of students to build community
  2. Cultivate students’ identity development, growth, and self-discovery
  3. Develop students’ understanding others’ beliefs, values, identities, and behaviors
  4. Empower students to become active allies to people in a diverse community

Through participation in the program students will receive access to: 

  1. Coordinator care advising and tutoring resources
  2. Peer mentorship support 
  3. Support from culturally sensitive and passionate staff in the CIR
  4. Culturally responsive leadership development
  5. Social and academic activities focused around multiculturalism, identity, racial justice, allyship, and social justice
  6. Completion of the SDSU Identity and Allyship Awareness Certificate (one-year commitment)


MLC Mentors

MLC Class Discussion

MLC CIE Presentation