Welcome to the Office of Multicultural Student Life and the Multicultural Center!

Greetings from the VP of Student Life and Dean of Students

Our Office of Multicultural Student Life provides a window on the world where students, faculty, and staff come together to celebrate difference and the rich cultures that make up the UMaine community. Our Center is a safe and welcoming place to explore issues of race and ethnicity and a place where diversity in all its forms is supported and shared with our community.


The mission of the Office of Multicultural Student Life is to actively promote an inclusive learning environment by enhancing institutional efforts in retaining and graduating students prepared for a diverse global society. We promote the academic success and leadership development of students through intentional programs and services that holistically address cultural, educational and civic growth.  

About Us

The Multicultural Center serves a community of culturally diverse students. We are a resource and advocate for traditionally underrepresented student populations. The Center empowers multicultural students and their organizations to help us foster a vibrant and inclusive campus community. Through various programs, the center explores critical issues about race, class, ethnicity, nationality, culture, and gender. 

Through the Multicultural Center, we provide: 

  • A safe and welcoming space for relaxation, meetings, and studying
  • Referrals and connections to campus resources
  • Educational, cultural and social programs 
  • Leadership development opportunities 
  • On-campus employment referrals
  • Peer mentorship program
  • Peer tutoring program 
  • Volunteer referrals 

This safe space is for all UMaine students! Come visit us! We are on the 3rd floor (room 312) of the Memorial Union. 

Contact us! 

5748 Memorial Union, 3rd Floor, Room 312
Orono, Maine, 04469  

Phone: (207) 581-1437                                                
Office hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

Lounge hours: 8:30 am – 11:00 pm Monday-Friday   

Come visit us!

If you have any questions, please email us at silvestre.guzman@maine.edu or at jennifer.iwerks@maine.edu