The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) at Amherst College welcomes ALL students from ALL backgrounds. The Center actively and intentionally contributes to the College’s goal of creating a more inclusive community by acknowledging, celebrating, and promoting the diverse experiences of every student.
The Center anchors itself in the philosophy of intersectionality, which recognizes that individuals are a composite of distinct and numerous identities. Toward this goal, it seeks to educate, support and connect a variety of constituencies including, students, student groups, administrative and academic departments, staff and alumni to explore complex issues around race, class, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, religion/spirituality, and political ideology.
What We Do
The Center fosters the development of identity consciousness, allyship, leadership, and social justice within the Amherst community. As such, it designs programs, facilitates discussions, advises student groups, and provides workshops and trainings. We interrogate difference and bridge divides, and expressly support marginalized students.
The newly renovated Center boasts a lending library that consists of books, academic journals and movies.
Programs and events for the 2013-2014 academic year include Intergroup Dialogue, cultural celebrations, creative presentations, film series, lunch series and speaker series.