Office of Multicultural Affairs & the Multicultural Center

Three people promoting diversity series

Multicultural Affairs Operations Manager Vonetta Lightfoot and Vice President of Student Affairs Kamari Collins present Diversity Series speaker Maria Hinojosa with a commemorative poster during her visit to STCC. Hinojosa, an award-winning trailblazer in investigative journalism, is currently the anchor and executive producer of National Public Radio's long-running weekly program, Latino USA.

STCC Office of Multicultural Affairs Where Diversity MattersContact

Location: Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), 2nd Floor, room 271
Phone: 413-755-4461
Email: vmlightfoot@stcc.edu

Hours

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Center Hours:

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

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

Mission

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.

Multicultural Affairs 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.

  • Diversity Speaker & Performance Series   
  • OMA Student Welcome Reception       
  • Soul Food Luncheon
  • STCC Stands Social Justice Film Series  
  • Art N' Soul Cultural Field Trips

For more information on the Diversity Speaker & Performance Series, please visit the Diversity Speaker & Performance Series page on our website.

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:
  • Artist' Roundtable
  • Laughternoons
  • Tuesday Tea (Conversations on Diversity)
  • OMA Student Group Meetings
  • Movies That Matter
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.