The Multicultural Center, located in the lower level of Evans Hall on the Residence Campus, is a campus resource for Simmons students and helps to foster cultural, social, educational, and creative expressions within various communities at Simmons. The Multicultural Center is the home of the ALANA student organizations: Black Students Organization (BSO), Asian Students Association (ASA), and Organización Latinoamericana (OLA). In addition, the International and Multicultural Students Association (IMSA) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) have organizational space in the center.
This center offers opportunities for students to host social and cultural programs, leadership seminars, speakers, cross-cultural dialogues and discussions; to sponsor workshops; to conduct student organization office work; and to network with the broader campus community. The center also provides a base for academic enrichment through study/discussion groups and lectures, big-sister student mentor networks, and the campus computer network.
Alumnae/i mentoring activities are also arranged through several groups and Lisa Smith-McQueenie, Assistant Dean for Student Life and Director of Multicultural Affairs. As an extension of cultural/social and academic concerns, the center provides resources for interacting with various communities in Boston and surrounding areas.
The common space includes three multipurpose rooms used for classes and meetings, a kitchenette, a lounge with a TV and VCR, and the Kosher Kitchen. Each office is equipped with an online computer for student use.
The Simmons community is encouraged to utilize the resources of the Multicultural Center. If you would like to reserve a room for a meeting or program, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 617-521-2158.