Multicultural Resource Center

The Multicultural Resource Center is the hub for all groups at Amherst College that promote understanding of different cultural aspects present in our community.  It acts as a communication and activities hub, located in the Campus Center.

Contact Us:

Director: Mariana Cruz 
Phone: (413) 542-5372  Fax: (413) 542-5371 
Email: mrc@amherst.edu

Welcome

Submitted by Ross T. Buchanan

Alums Using Social Media to Support Amherst

Kristen Spargo, director of advancement communications at Amherst College, spoke to The Republican (Springfield, MA) of the success the college has had using social media such as Facebook and Twitter for fundraising. Amherst has advertised its annual appeal on Facebook since 2010. “Almost 700 alumni have clicked through to our giving webpage,” she said. Read more here.

Creating a Social Media Presence

Suggestions from the Office of Public Affairs

Defining "Friend"

The Facebook Effect, by David Kirkpatrick ’75 (Simon & Schuster)

Reviewed by Rebecca A. Binder ’02

Join Amherst on Social Sites

Times Have Changed

1.     Percentage of prospective first-years who applied online to Amherst in 2003: 33

2.     Percentage who applied online in 2008: 89

3.     By the end of August 2008, number of members of the Amherst Class of ’12 Facebook group: 432

4.     Total number of students in the Class of ’12: 440

5.     Number of first-years who brought desktop computers to campus this year: 14

6.     Total number of students who have landline phone service on campus this year: 5

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