The community's new Intersection

Located in the basement of the Russell House's west wing, students have a new place to call home. The former Off-Campus Student Lounge has been transformed into the Intersection: Multicultural Student Lounge.

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs wanted "a space for all students to hang out and explore issues related to cultural diversity and social justice," says Shay Malone, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.

The Intersection was designed with that purpose in mind.

"The Intersection: Multicultural Student Lounge is a multipurpose room great for hanging out between classes, group meetings, student organizations programs, presentations and much more. The space also features two small meeting rooms, learning spaces, soft seating and audio/visual equipment for facilitating presentations and accessing multimedia," says Malone.

The schedule of events and programs planned for the Intersection will be posted every week. Some programs that will be hosted in the Intersection this fall are:

Men of Color Initiative at 5 p.m. every other Tuesday

EMPOWER Lunch and Learn series at noon once a month including these events.
    Cross-Racial Dialogues on Injustice held on Aug. 29.
    Supporting our Latinx Students held on Sept. 26.
    Transcending Understanding: Understand the T in LGBT held on Oct. 24.

To host an event or meeting in the Intersection, contact Shay Malone at

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