Multicultural Center

Multicultural Center

multicultural center

The Multicultural Center was officially opened August of 2009, and is located across the street from the University Union. The center is home to the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, Casa Latina Cultural Center, and Women's Center. The center is unique in that it is the first building on Western's Macomb campus to be constructed under green standards, including a grass roof. Being located in one central location gives the three centers, Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, Casa Latina Cultural Center, and the Women's Center, a chance to enhance their goals of educational, social and cultural programs, and resources that will help to focus the campus community's awareness and appreciation of ethnic and gender diversity. In addition to the three areas previously mentioned the Multicultural Center houses the following facilities, which are available and must be reserved in advance through one of the Centers.

Multicultural Center Reservation Request

In order to reserve space in the Multicultural Center, please note the following:

  • Before all requests will be considered, you must contact the Union Scheduling and Event Services to see if the Union has a room available.
  • The Multicultural Center is open Monday-Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.
  • Requests must be submitted at least 10 business days before the date of the event.
  • A committee will use an internal process to review all requests and make final decisions.
  • The person submitting the request will receive a response within 3 business days of the date of submission.
  • If there are questions or concerns about the request or the decision, please email the committee at: mccscheduling@wiu.edu.
  • Requests for the fall semester will be reviewed on September 1, requests for the spring semester will be reviewed on January 3, and requests for the summer will be reviewed on May 1.
  • If space is being requested for use after hours, a responsible graduate assistant, advisor or staff member must check out the MCC key at the Office of Public Safety in Mowbray Hall and must be in attendance at all times.
Multicultural Center Reservation Form

Use of Space & Equipment

  • If tables and chairs are needed for the event, you must submit a request through Facilities Management as the Multicultural Center does not have staff available to set-up or take-down furniture.
  • Furniture in the Activities Room may be moved. However, it must be moved back to the original layout at the end of the event.
  • If food is served, the spaces used must be cleaned properly and trash disposed of appropriately.
  • A projector screen is available in the Multipurpose Room, but you must provide the projector and computer.
  • It is suggested that if you need any of the equipment mentioned above that you work with the University Union to schedule your event.

Spaces & Resources within the MCC

  • Activities Room (tables & chairs)
  • Casa Latina Cultural Center Lounge
  • Computer Lab
  • Conference Room
  • Game Room (pool table, foosball, etc.)
  • GBCC Lounge
  • Kitchen
  • Lactation Room
  • Lawn Space between the MCC & Mowbray Hall
  • Library & Resource Room
  • Multipurpose Room (dance floor & projection screen)
  • Women's Center Lounge