About The Sylvania Multicultural Center
Our mission is to support the recruitment, retention, and holistic (academic, leadership, professional) success of students most negatively affected by institutionalized racism and education inequity.
The Multicultural Center (MC) is centrally located in the CC Building, Room 202. We provide a space that promotes learning, knowledge, teamwork, and the achievement of personal and educational goals.
The MC values academic achievement, community-building, and social justice which is demonstrated through our leadership programs, peer tutoring service, mentoring opportunities, student activities, campus events, and community partnerships.
In collaboration with the PCC community the Sylvania Multicultural Center works to create a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive campus environment for our diverse student population by:
- Building and strengthening student leaders
- Organizing events and activities that further our mission
- Increasing awareness on issues like race, ethnicity, culture, power, oppression, and social justice
- Collaborating with campus and community partners to promote education equity
- Promoting diversity among students, staff, and faculty
Academic Courses for Students of Color
As part of our mission to promote retention and success at PCC, the Sylvania Multicultural Center is offering academic courses for students of color.
2014 Winter Term Courses
CG 191: Exploring Identity & Diversity, a course for women of color, is designed to support academic success, to develop a deeper understanding of students’ multiple identiti
* TRANSFER STUDENTS—This course meets general education social science requirements and cultural literacy requirements!
Placement into WR 121 and instruction permission required.
To register contact: Amara Pérez email@example.com or 971.722.4112.
HE 213: Men’s Health, a course for men of color, examines general and specific men's health issues and the social, cultural, and behavioral factors that can significantly impact men’s health. Explore current research in men's health and resources that encourage a holistic perspective on masculinity and its role in human relationships and wellness.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00pm-2:50pm
Instruction permission (no prerequisites) required.
To register contact: Dr. Clifford Meeks firstname.lastname@example.org or 971.722.4118
Services and Resources
We serve the entire Sylvania student body by providing:
- One on one peer tutoring in math & science
- A quiet place to study & do homework
- Information on campus resources & services
- Scholarship Resources
- Tours to college and university campuses and multicultural centers
- An opportunity to volunteer and get involved. Apply now!
- Information on internships and volunteer opportunities with local community based social justice organizations
Campus Events and Activities
- Revolutionary Film Series:
- features documentaries and movies on social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental issues.
- Annual Winter Pow Wow:
- a celebration of Native American culture and ancestry featuring traditional food, arts and crafts vendors, drum groups, and dancers from across the region, attracting more than 1,000 participants each year.
- Real Talks Discussion Group:
- student led discussions on REAL issues affecting students, families, communities, and society. Share your opinion and learn what others think.
- Voices of a People's History:
- a student performance featuring the words of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past and present. Don't miss this extraordinary event when these voices of struggle and liberation come alive through the voices of PCC students!