IRL: Social Life

"IRL", or "In Real Life", is an informational series that has been designed to provide REAL students REAL information about how to REALLY get the WHOLE experience during your stay here at Appalachian State and in Boone!


Sep 17
 Permanent link

Love interacting with people? Engaging in cool programs? Being apart of a community? Or maybe you need some volunteer hours?

Apply today to be a volunteer in the Multicultural Center! We would love to have you. 

You can apply here using this link-->…/submitt…/form/start/338418

For questions, contact the Graduate Assistant Kira Taylor at

Aug 27
 Permanent link

The Juanita Tobin Annual Memorial Reading by Poet Nathaniel Mackey

The Juanita Tobin Annual Memorial Reading Thursday, April 11, 2019.


Jan 24
 Permanent link

The Common Reading Program: The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman

Join us on The Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writers Series and the Common Reading Program present a Common Reading Program Playwright by Moisés Kaufman. This event will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 9:30a.m.-11 a.m. in Grandfather Mountain Ballroom, Plemmons Student Union. 


Jan 24
 Permanent link

2019 MLK Commemoration

Join us at the Schaefer Center on January 29, 2019 @ 7pm as we host Benjamin Jealous, Past President and CEO of the NAACP, and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc.. Benjamin Jealous' lecture topic will be "The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America."


Jan 23
 Permanent link

Multicultural Center  Reservations

If you are interested in reserving the Multicultural Center, please contact Chris Farthing in Event Services at .

Programming, Partnerships and Collaboration

If you are interested in programming with the Multicultural Center or cultivating a partnership, please contact the graduate assistant, Kira Taylor at




The Multicultural Center (MCC) was established in Plemmons Student Union in 1995. The MCC is directed by the Office of Multicultural Student Development in the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership.

The Multicultural Center at Appalachian State University began with a Multicultural Center Planning Committee sponsored by the Office of African-American Student Development in the spring and summer of 1995. The planning committee provided a forum where students representing small ethnic and cultural groups on campus could share common needs and concerns.

The most frequent participants on the Multicultural Center Planning Committee and forum, felt that a multicultural center would act as a visible symbol of the university's commitment to diversity, and give students from small ethnic and cultural groups a feeling of ownership and belonging in the university community.


The Multicultural Center at Appalachian State University provides a bridge that connects and promotes the uniqueness of various multicultural groups; while it encourages respect and appreciation of the history, traditions and culture of these diverse groups. We accomplish this by providing a venue for hosting exhibits, programs, activities and lectures that seek to enhance the rich cultures that comprise our collective community.

How Do We Serve Our Community?

The MCC promotes a philosophy of cultural inclusiveness in our services and programs in conjunction with the Office of Multicultural Student Development. Through educational training programs, individual consultation and group advising we educate the campus community about ethnic cultures, and general diversity and celebrate the rich contributions of those cultures to our campus community and model how to live in a multicultural world. Of equal importance, we work with students from different ethnic backgrounds to create a campus environment that supports their educational goals.


  • To support and enhance existing cultural programs
  • To provide a facility for smaller more "intimate" functions, such as small group discussions, lectures, brown bags, etc.
  • To foster an environment of tolerance, understanding and acceptance of different cultures
  • To encourage the appreciation of all cultures, particularly the Appalachian culture as it relates to different ethnic and cultural groups.

With these goals in mind, the Multicultural Center fosters an inclusive environment where respect, communication, and cooperation form the basis for multicultural interaction. The Multicultural Center seeks to actively promote awareness, understanding, and appreciation of all ethnic cultures and groups at Appalachian State University.


The Multicultural Center is located in room 112 Plemmons Student Union. It is located on International Hallway across the from Crossroads Coffeehouse and housed between the Looking Glass Art Gallery and the ASU Women Center.

The space is typically a popular place for students to gather and socialize, however after 5:00pm it can be reserved for use by recognized university clubs, organizations, departments and groups.

Contact Us

Rm. 112, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

M-F: 8am - 10pm

MCC 07  1

Get Sync d