Wheelock Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Center was launched in 2014, due in large part to our students' strong advocacy for additional space, resources, and services dedicated to exploring issues around diversity and fostering a more inclusive environment throughout our campus. The Center seeks to improve the experiences and safe space options for our African, Latino, Asian, and Native American students, as well as our International students.
The Center is also Wheelock's hub for education, training, and workshops for all members of the Wheelock community on topics of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and leadership. Throughout the year, the Center offers facilitated conversations and programs that explore complex topics, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.
Located in a newly renovated suite in the Pilgrim Student Center, the Multicultural Center serves as a valuable resource and meeting space for all Wheelock students, faculty, and staff.
Multicultural Student Organizations
The Multicultural Center also serves as the home for several of our thriving student organizations, including:
- Black Student Union (BSU) fosters a cohesive sense of community among students of the African Diaspora. The BSU's goal is to stimulate intellectual, political, social and cultural awareness among all students.
- La Herencia Latina (LHL) embraces Latino heritage and history and integrates it in the Wheelock campus life.
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) welcomes all students and creates a safe community for LGBTQ students and allies.
- WheeSpeakCulture is a student leadership position focused on issues related to diversity & inclusion and multicultural programming.
Learn more about these and other Student Clubs & Organizations at Wheelock.
Quick Facts about Diversity at Wheelock
- 34% of undergrads identify as Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Two or More Races
- 33% of graduate students identify as Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, or Two or More Races
- 33.8% of current students are first in their families to go to college
- 3 out of 5 students say they frequently have serious conversations with students who are different from themselves in terms of race, ethnicity, religious, political or personal beliefs.
- Nearly 30% of Wheelock faculty are African American, Latino, Asian-American, and Native American.
- Wheelock has educated students in Singapore for 20 years and had educated or trained nearly 25% of all early childhood educators in that country.