March 2, 2023

Campus community invited to visit remodeled Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies space

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, showcasing the new home for the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (OMSE) and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) on the seventh floor of the Student Center Building.

The drop-in event will include food, games, activities, raffles and more. There will also be brief presentations about OMSE and CLLAS at 12:30 p.m.

“We are excited to be able to help build community in this new space and look forward to what natural collaborations emerge,” said Stephanie Hawkes, senior director of OMSE. “OMSE is grateful that Wayne State’s leadership listens to our students, and President M. Roy Wilson, Provost Mark Kornbluh and Chief Diversity Officer Marquita Chamblee prioritized this project.”

In keeping with the university’s ongoing commitments to student success and fostering a diverse and inclusive campus culture, the space was recently expanded and remodeled. The expansion creates more room for collaboration and shared space for workshops, cultural programs, classes and socialization — along with the growing team of professionals supporting student success.

While OMSE has always called the seventh floor home, the expanded space has significantly increased open, collaborative student-focused space. For further collaboration opportunities and to leverage resources and services for students, CLLAS relocated to the seventh floor from the Faculty/Administration Building in 2022.

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