Multicultural Center

Purpose Statement

The Multicultural Center celebrates the diversity of our students and staff and provides support services and educational opportunities to our college community. We strive to bring awareness and support for all underrepresented groups at Clackamas Community College, including international students, students from racial and ethnic minorities, undocumented students, first-generation students, and LGBTQIA+ students. The Multicultural Center educates the college community about different cultures through monthly events and activities. Students from underrepresented populations are especially encouraged to join a leadership role within the Multicultural Center and use the center as a safe and welcoming space to gather, study, pray and learn.

Value Statement

The Multicultural Center values all peoples of the world, both as individuals and in community. We encourage individuals to explore the world and in doing so, learn more about themselves and others. In our space, we value mutual respect, communication and international understanding which celebrates a dynamic global perspective.

Goals

  • Encourage minority leadership engagement
  • Establish a safe and confidential place for students to gather, study, pray and learn
  • Provide services and support for underrepresented populations
  • Educate the college and community about different cultures through monthly events and activities
  • Promote awareness of the positive value of cultural diversity
  • Ensure that students have varied opportunities available through which to immerse themselves in diverse cultures

Student Drop-in Hours (Winter 2021)

Student Drop-in Hours are open to all CCC students to talk with Multicultural Center staff and student leaders. This is a casual space to simply chat and meet new people, learn about upcoming events, discuss social justice issues occurring around the world, and we can also help if you are struggling with any of your classes.

Game Nights

  • Thursday, Jan. 28
  • Thursday, Feb. 11

Game Nights are open to all CCC students and are free to attend. We will be hosting Jackbox games over Zoom as a way to de-stress from a week of virtual learning. Participation is optional (you’re free to just watch others play!). 

 

  • Multicultural Center student drop-in hours

    Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. | Every week of fall term | Join us on Zoom

    Stop by our Zoom office and say hi! All CCC students are welcome. Join us if:

    • You want to chat and meet new people
    • You are struggling with a class
    • You want to learn about upcoming events and how to get involved
    • You have a question and don't know who to ask
    • You want assistance talking to a teacher about culture, identity, pronouns, etc.
    • Whatever you need, we'll do our best to support you!

Multicultural Events for Fall Term

Hispanic American Heritage Month
National Coming Out Day
Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Native American Heritage Month
International Thanksgiving

Multicultural Events for Winter Term

Lunar New Year
Black History Month
International Week
Women's History Month

Multicultural Events for Spring Term

Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month
LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Ramadan

If you want to be notified of upcoming events, have suggestions for events we should host, or wish to help in the planning of events with the Multicultural Center Team, please stop by our office or contact us below.

Cougie!

CONTACT

Multicultural Center
Community Center, room 122
Oregon City campus
503-594-3923
mcambassadors@clackamas.edu

International Student Support
Daniela Leão
iss@clackamas.edu

Multicultural Center Assistant
Beau Gilbert
503-594-1823
beau.gilbert@clackamas.edu