The Center for Cultural Enrichment Programming Assistants provides social, cultural, multicultural and fun educational programs in the CCE and in the Residence halls. Opportunities are created for Housing students to interact and learn from each other in a way that embraces and respects our differences. In fact, it is these differences in identity (racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender etc.) and life experiences that make our Housing community strong. University Housing encourages members of the community to grow by fostering relationships across different backgrounds and experiences and providing programming aimed at increasing students understanding of the world by learning many perspectives that would not be known otherwise.
Specifically, the CCE staff provide support and connections for international students, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) students, and students of color (African American, Asian American, Latino/a, American Indian, Middle Eastern, Multiracial/ethnic etc.) who may feel isolated because they are numerically small populations on campus. Building support systems and spaces that are inclusive and free of harassment and stereotypes is especially important for students of color, LGBTQ+ and international students.
The CCE, located in Witte Residence Hall, is a multi-use space where all students are welcomed. The friendly atmosphere is a great place to study, attend a program, relax, cook or hang out when you need a break from the busy day. If you have questions regarding campus resources, housing, how to get involved, or multicultural issues, the CCE staff is there to provide support and assistance. The CCE offers a wide variety of movies and books that can be checked out by any student living in the University Residence Halls.