Office of Multicultural Affairs & the Multicultural Center

Ruth Carter and Vonetta Lightfoot

(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.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) 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
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion training

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. 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.

Spotlight Programs and Events

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

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.


Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Remote Operations
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: Remote Operations

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


Vonetta Lightfoot
Multicultural Affairs Operations Manager
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), 2nd Floor, room 271