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A living community for students interested in multicultural identities

The Multicultural Student Services LLC provides a supportive cultural environment primarily for students who are affiliated with the Office of Multicultural Student Services to live and learn together as a community while taking classes together, participating in programming, and developing a sense of community among the LLC students.  Students not affiliated with the MSS Office can request to live in this LLC as well although priority will be given to those students within the program. 

LLC students who are also a part of the MSS program will engage with the Multicultural Student Services office staff and student service coordinators and develop relationships with upperclassman mentors who are located on the first floor of Centennial Hall. 

Multicultural Student Services LLC

Programs + events

As a community, you will have the opportunity to participate in early move-in jumpstart, monthly gatherings including guest speakers, workshops and all campus and local community programming. You will notice frequent announcements of opportunities in the building to interact with the staff and students in your hall. 

Living and Learning

Multicultural Student Services LLC is housed in Sutherland Hall.

Students in the community are required to enroll in ENGL181.201, Introduction to Critical Studies in Film, Television, and Moving-Image Culture, bundled with IDIS187, Interdisciplinary Studies.

Cohort learning connects you to the support of peers and faculty. If you need help with an assignment or want to discuss your evolving career goals, you can easily connect with your cohort. You can also turn to your cohort for encouragement when you need it.

Multicultural Student Services LLC students posing for photo at group outdoor activity


The Multicultural Student Services Living Learning Community is supported by the MSS Office, the Hall Director, two RAs, and several student interns. 

Who can participate?

Members of the MSS LLC are first-year students in the MSS Program or other first year students who have a desire to learn more about multicultural identities at UW-Eau Claire.

How do I join the Multicultural Student Services LLC?

Apply to join a Living Learning Community through your Housing Portal. On the LLC page, indicate which of the communities you prefer.

Multicultural Student Services LLC members must sign a contract stating they will contribute to a positive and inclusive environment, fully participate in the community and fulfill the following requirements. Click here to learn more about the Multicultural Student Services (MSS) Office.

  • Attend early move-in Jumpstart event
  • Enroll in ENGL181.201 bundled with IDIS187
  • Meet with a Department Cohort Coordinator twice a semester
  • Meet with an intern mentor monthly
  • Attend monthly LLC Cohort events
  • Attend mandatory study club sessions once a week

Pro tip! If you are in a roommate group, make sure your roommate(s) indicate the same LLC preferences on their housing application. Otherwise, you will not be placed in the LLC.