UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Multicultural Center

Since 1987 the MultiCultural Center (MCC) has pursued its mission of promoting cultural awareness and understanding, creating an environment that will foster a sense of belonging among students of diverse cultures, class, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as international students at UCSB, and serving as a setting for meaningful cross-cultural interaction.

Located in the University Center, the MCC provides a lounge and gallery, meeting rooms, office space, and a 150-seat theater.

In its quest to promote cultural awareness and understanding, the MCC offers a broad spectrum of events including lectures, panel discussions, films and videos, poetry readings, art exhibits, and musical, dance, and dramatic performances, all of which are open to the general public. Additionally, the MCC lounge provides a comfortable space conducive to studying, relaxation, and interaction.

Students, staff, faculty, and the community are invited to visit the MCC and to take advantage of its many free programs. The MCC is located in the east end of the University Center, and is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Telephone: (805) 893-8411.