The Multicultural Center sponsors five dynamic cultural organizations–The Black Student Union, TRIBE, Association of Latin American Students, Asian Pacific American Coalition, and Pride. These organizations serve as umbrella organizations for their identity communities in order to provide spaces of solidarity and belonging. The organizations receive leadership development, advocacy support, and antiracism training.
For more information, visit the individual organization websites or contact The Multicultural Center.
The Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) is a social organization comprised of students who have an interest in Asian culture.
The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is a social organization comprised of students who have an interest in Latin American culture.
Black Student Union aims to coordinate activities that strengthen cultural and political awareness as well as assist in developing skills necessary to become a professionally organized body of students that address issues pertinent to African Americans. The Black Student Union office in the Multicultural Center is named in honor of Mr. Stan L. and Dr. René R. Shingles.
Pride is a student group on campus which strives to provide a safe social and educational atmosphere for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people of Illinois State University. The Pride office in the Multicultural Center is named in honor of Jim Bennett and Terry Vanden Hoek.
TRIBE is an international student organization made up of Indigenous students and allies.