Arkansas State University’s Multicultural Center works to create a welcoming and inclusive campus environment by providing programming that promotes an appreciation for diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice. We are committed to affirming the overall experiences of our students, and servicing as a support system and resource for the concerns and needs of students from marginalized and/or underrepresented identity groups.
- To help foster an inclusive campus environment where everyone matters and everyone contributes.
- To advance diversity education and cultural competence through programs and initiatives.
- To provide leadership opportunities and development for students.
- To facilitate meaningful relationships and provide collaboration opportunities that create multicultural awareness.
- To continuously advocate for marginalized student groups.
We create awareness through the implementation of programs, workshops, resources, and training.
We contribute to the academic experience through creating thought-provoking and transformative learning experiences.
We encourage all individuals to explore the cultural connections to their identity groups as well as the identity groups of others.
We actively build an inclusive, safe, and positive environment for all members of the A-State community and the city of Jonesboro.
We inspire members of the community to advocate for their own needs, as well as the needs of others.
We encourage academic achievement, personal development, accountability, which promotes lifelong learning.
History of the Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center was established in 2010 and became a stand alone department in 2013.
In the Fall of 2015 Tirrany Thurmond became the new director of the Multicultural Center. Ms. Thurmond was previously the Coordinator of Recruitment at Georgia Southern University is now proud to call Arkansas State University her school.