Multicultural Community

Photo of students in the Multicultural Scholars Community

This community is full for fall 2021.

What is the Multicultural Community?

The Multicultural Community aims to offer community and intentional support to foster a sense of belonging for students of color and multicultural students as they transition into a predominantly White institution. Join this residential community if you are committed to the inclusion, empowerment, and success of students of color and multicultural students.

There is not a course or academic requirement associated with living in the Multicultural Community. However, residents are strongly encouraged to be involved with the Intercultural Mentoring Program Advancing Community Ties (IMPACT).

IMPACT is a peer-to-peer mentoring program for students of color and first-generation students. Your experience in IMPACT is built on relationships through cultural, educational, and social events and programs. When you sign up for IMPACT, you are placed in a family group with a student coordinator and other participants. Each family group will help participants navigate the first year of college by connecting with campus resources, providing information about classes and majors, and building connections with cultural organizations and support systems. Getting connected as a family group also includes many social opportunities such as going to play laser tag, cooking dinner together, or working within study groups. IMPACT goes beyond your first year to help you create a community throughout your entire college experience, and for some beyond college.


Residence Hall: Carson Hall. Students living in this community will select roommates who are also in the community.

Please note that communities can be moved to different residence hall buildings if the size or need of the community changes.

Photo of students in the Multicultural Scholars Community

For more information, contact

Who is eligible and how do I apply?

All residents are eligible.

  1. Register for University Housing and select the community you prefer in the "Community Preference" section.
  2. Fill out the supplemental questions on your housing application. The program director will be in communication with you over the summer to remind you to fill out the form and determine class placement and details.

Explore other Community Options