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Students Invited to Design Forums for 5 Cultural Centers

By Maryland Today Staff

A series of virtual forums will be held this week to gather students’ input on the design of upcoming cultural centers in Cole Field House.

The spaces, announced by university President Darryll J. Pines last year and slated to open in Fall 2024, aim to foster a more inclusive campus where everyone feels safe, affirmed and that they belong. The new centers will serve as vibrant, centrally located hubs for five communities: Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Native American and Indigenous, multiracial and biracial, and students with disabilities.

When completed, the spaces will uplift the diverse histories and experiences of students who identify with these communities and give them the tools to navigate challenges they might face in and outside of the classroom.

As the Division of Student Affairs—with support from the Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Government Association, and Graduate Student Government—leads the design process, it is seeking feedback from students who belong to those communities. Terps can provide their input at the following online forums:

  • NAI Cultural Center: Today at 4 p.m.
  • Disability Cultural Center: Tomorrow at 3 p.m.
  • Latinx Cultural Center: Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.
  • Multiracial Cultural Center: Thursday at 3 p.m.
  • APIDA Cultural Center: Thursday at 5 p.m

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