Student Councils, Programs, and Centers

Trotter Multicultural Center
The William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center (TMC) is the only University building named after a minority person.  The TMC grew out of the Black Action Movement (BAM) strike, and offered meeting and event space for Black students, faculty and staff. In 1981, the facility expanded its services to become a student multicultural center.

Trotter Multicultural Center

The Trotter Multicultural Center opened in 1971 (original building)

Diversity Peer Educator (DPE) Program
The Diversity Peer Educator Program began in the Comprehensive Studies Program as an initiative for Coalition for the Use of Learning Skills (CULS). It transferred to University Housing in 1973, titled the Minority Peer Advisor Program.

DPEs strengthen the living‐learning environment by conducting educational, cultural, social, and personal enrichment programs and promoting the ideals of social justice for all social identities.  They offer resources to support students with their identities and social memberships.

East Quad student group

East Quad Student Group

Councils Advocate Diversity
A wide variety of councils have been formed to serve campus housing communities, cultural organizations, sororities, and fraternities.  They include residence hall multicultural councils; the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), and other groups.  These councils support a large range of services and activities that welcome and support all campus communities.

Housing Multicultural Lounges
Most residential communities have a lounge that acknowledges the activism of underrepresented groups. The spaces were originally created to provide students of color the opportunity to interact with one another in a relaxed and open environment.  The lounges continue to meet the ever-changing needs of residents from all social identities.

The Afro-American Lounge was established in 1972 and was one of the first residence hall lounges to be decorated with art and artifacts that reflected African American culture and history. At its inception, Ambatana (a Swahili verb meaning "stick together") was the name of South Quad's African American student organization.

Al Umoja Lounge

Umoja Lounge in Alice Loyd Hall

Groups and Clubs