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Cultural Centers at UW-Eau Claire

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The Multicultural Student Service Office supports multiple cultural centers across campus that center the experiences of our students and work to meet their needs.

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Cultural Center Locations

  1. Multicultural Student Service Office | Centennial 1106
  2. Black Cultural Center | Centennial 1931
  3. Critical Hmong Studies Resource Center | Vicki Lord Larson 2138
  4. Inter-Tribal Learning Center | Hibbard 150
  5. Latinx Cultural Center | Hibbard 801

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Location

Vicki Lord Larson Hall 2138

The Critical Hmong Studies Resource Center supports Hmong-related initiatives on the UW-Eau Claire campus. The goal of this center is to open a door to high-impact learning for all UW-Eau Claire students and the campus community. As the Hmong American community grows, we realize there is a greater need to educate both Hmong and non-Hmong students about Hmong language and history. The rising number of Hmong American students matriculating into higher education at UW-Eau Claire has become necessary to create a space for the cultivation of both academic and student-centered spaces. This space is decorated with Hmong artifacts and materials. The space is used by the Hmong Studies Steering Committee and students to further develop and implement our initiatives such as weekly Hmong language table discussion, symposium planning meetings, and ongoing social and cultural gatherings for students and staff.

Cultural Center Coordinator

Dr. Kong Pheng Pha | phakp@uwec.edu | 715-836-3744

Vajfue Lee | leevajfu@uwec.edu | 715-836-5503

Location

Hibbard Humanities Hall 801

We are excited for the new Latinx Cultural Center that will support the needs of the fastest growing population group on campus, our Latinx/o/a students. This center will help build a connection between our campus and the greater Eau Claire Latinx community. The cultural center can serve as a meeting place for community organizations to collaborate with our students and other individuals. Our Latinx students look forward to having a home away from home to celebrate and share their culture with others. We look forward to the support and collaborations between students, faculty in the Latin American Studies program, and the community that we will occur within and as a result of this space.

This cultural center was established in February 2020 making it the newest cultural space operated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Cultural Center Coordinator 

Office of Multicultural Affairs | oma.staff@uwec.edu | 715-836-3367

Location

Centennial Hall 1931 

The Black Cultural Center serves as a foundation for Black/African American cultural identity, education, and understanding between diverse communities at UW-Eau Claire. In addition to the variety of programs and resources that the Office of Multicultural Affairs offers, we also manage the Black Cultural Center. This cultural center, located in Centennial Hall 1931, is primarily used as an informal drop-in space for students to convene. Additionally, it is a great place to explore and discuss ideas, hold study groups, plan and host meetings and events, have a dinner, read a book, write a paper, or just relax.

Cultural Center Coordinator

Office of Multicultural Affairs | oma.staff@uwec.edu | 715-836-3367

Location

Hibbard Humanities Hall 150

The Inter-Tribal Learning Center (ITLC) is a safe space for all American Indian students and allies to gather. The ITLC provides a space for sharing ideas and expressing personal and academic support for each other while assisting in the promotion of awareness and understanding of Indigenous cultures and issues across campus as well as throughout local, regional, and national communities. Made possible by the partnership between the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the American Indian Studies Program, and the Inter-Tribal Student Council (ITSC), the ITLC serves as the meeting space for ITSC as well as a general space for students to do homework, study, have a meal, take a quick nap, or simply hang out! 

Cultural Center Coordinators

Maggie Jensen | jensemar@uwec.edu | 715-836-3092

Dr. Heather Ann Moody | moodyha@uwec.edu | 715-836-4690

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