Welcome to The EKU Multicultural Center
EKU Multicultural Center
The EKU Multicultural Center is centrally located on campus in Room 110 of the Powell Student Center. It houses the offices of Mr. George Gallien, Assistant Dean of Students, Diversity Retention and Director of the Multicultural Center, Ms. Tiesha Douglas, Associate Director, Diverse Student Retention and Coordinator of the Freshman Academy for Diverse Students, and Liliana Gomez de Coss, Latino Recruitment and Retention Specialist.
The Center seeks to ensure the retention and success of our underrepresented students by advocating for their needs and providing them with individualized social and academic guidance. The Center strives to bring issues of cultural diversity to the forefront of campus conversation through educational programs and services. We serve all students as they question personal and collective notions of race, gender, economic status, language, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, exceptionality and culture. Our Center encourages the utilization of campus resources, participation in campus life, understanding and respecting cultural differences, and encouraging tolerance and inclusiveness.
The Multicultural Center is actively engaged in collaborative efforts with other departments and academic areas on campus and provides co-curriculum learning experiences. The office promotes life-long learning and global citizenship by providing programs, workshops, trainings, study groups, panel discussions and events on cultural awareness, sensitivity and competence.