Office of Multicultural Affairs & the Multicultural Center

Diversity Speaker & Performance Series

Open to the public and free of charge

(right) Multicultural Affairs Operations Manager, Vonetta Lightfoot and (left) Academy Award Winning Costume Designer, Ruth Carter after Carter's keynote speech at STCC's first ever Comic Fest. Ms. Carter is a Springfield, Massachusetts native and she is known for her outstanding work for period ensemble films like the highly praised Lee Daniels' THE BUTLER, Ava Duvernay's, SELMA, and her recent work Marvel Studios's THE BLACK PANTHER directed by Ryan Cooglar.

This fall, the Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the Heart of a Man conversation and speaker series.  Heart of a Man is a virtual series engaging men in dialogue on topics of identity, gender stereotypes, interpersonal violence, race, politics, and social justice.

Learn More About Heart of A Man

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Springfield Technical Community College is committed to meeting the needs of all students from underrepresented student populations. Multicultural Affairs provides educational programming which includes:

  • Student and community engagement
  • Cultural activities
  • Academic support and retention of students

Multicultural Affairs supports the College’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive climate on campus while creating an environment that is both safe and welcoming for all students to be successful.

Signature Programs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a number of signature culturally diverse programs and events designed to engage and enrich the campus life experience. These events are open to all students and seek to celebrate the rich cultural heritage that exists at Springfield Technical Community College.

Cultural Celebrations

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ History Month
  • Native American Heritage Month           
  • Black History Month
  • Women's History Month
  • Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Multicultural Center

The OMA Multicultural Center is a safe, multi-use, academic and social space that supports positive student engagement through activities, programs and constructive dialogue related to topics of diversity and inclusion. In addition, the Multicultural Center is a place for students to hang out with friends, study or hold student club meetings. The Multicultural Center will host events, meetings, and programming throughout the year. 

Center Signature Programs:

  • Center Signature Programs:
  • Artist' Roundtable
  • DiversiTea (Conversations on Diversity)
  • OMA Student Group Meetings
  • Keep It Real Diversity Game Night
  • OMA Student Wokeshop Series

Reserving the Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center is available for use and must be reserved through the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 413-755-4461.  A minimum of 24-hour advance notice for events with fewer than 15 people is required to reserve the room.

Diversity Initiatives

MILE - Male Initiative for Leadership & Education

The STCC - M.I.L.E. program is designed to provide inclusive academic support, mentoring and community engagement opportunities to male students at STCC. Student participants will connect with professionals who will serve as mentors throughout the student’s time at the college. The program will consist of 1:1 and group mentoring, skill building workshops, community service, tutoring sessions, and advising.

For more information on the M.I.LE. Program, please visit the M.I.LE. page on our website.

Hours

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Center Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Hours may be impacted due to holiday and other college closings

Please note, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will continue to assist students remotely while COVID-19 campus restrictions are in place. The entire team is working diligently (remotely) to minimize the impact the current situation is having on our students. I can be reached at vmlightfoot@stcc.edu. Emails will be monitored regularly throughout the day during normal business hours.

Contact

Vonetta Lightfoot
Multicultural Affairs Operations Manager
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), 2nd Floor, room 271
413-755-4461
vmlightfoot@stcc.edu