Multicultural Center

Reservation Requests

Campus Scheduling

Scheduling Policies

MCC Scheduling Guidelines and Policies

  • If space is being requested for use after business hours, a responsible graduate assistant, organization advisor or professional staff member must check out the MCC key at the Office Public Safety in Mowbry Hall and must be in attendance at all times. Must state the person's name on request form.
  • Requests must be submitted at least 5 business days before the date of the event.
  • The person submitting the request will receive a response within 3 business days of the date of submission.
  • If there are questions or concerns about the request or the decision, please email: mccscheduling@wiu.edu.

Use of Space & Equipment

  • The Multicultural Center does not have staff available to set-up or take-down furniture.
  • Tables & chairs in the Multipurpose Room may be moved. However, it must be moved back to the original layout at the end of the event.
  • Large amounts of trash must be taken to the dumpsters in the parking lot between the MCC and Seal Hall.
  • A projector screen is available in the Dance Studio and Boardroom.
  • One media cart is available, it includes projector, microphone, speaker and DVD player. You must provide a computer. Set up is your responsibility, no tech service is available.
  • There are 4 functioning Centers in the MCC and people come and go throughout the building throughout the business day. Due to the acoustics in the building, noise travels, so if you require a quiet space for your event, then reserving the Dance Studio and/or the Multipurpose Room may not be a good option for your event.

Areas of the Multicultural Center Capacity due to pandemic:

Lounges:
Limited to 10 People Capacity. The Casa Latina, Women's Center, Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, and LGBT*QA Resource Center lounges are spaces created for celebrating diverse identities and social interaction between students of all backgrounds. Everyone is welcome to use the lounges for studying, watching television, or playing games.
Board Room:
Limited to 12 People Capacity. The Board Room is a large conference room that can seat up to 25 comfortably around the table. The room can be arranged to accommodate a wide variety of set-ups.
Computer Lab:
Limited to 6 People Capacity. The computer resource room is open to the public and has 9 computers, a printer, and scanner available for use.
Game Room:
Closed.
Dance Studio:
Limited to 16 People Capacity. This area has bamboo flooring and is used for dance rehearsals and for programming.
Multipurpose Room:
Limited to 20-30 People Capacity. This area currently has tables and chairs set in a study configuration, but can be reconfigured for events. All tables and chairs must be returned to study configuration after the event's completion.
Resource Library:
All books are housed within the atrium area. The Multicultural Center Resource Library books are cataloged through the University Libraries and can be checked out from our circulation desk in the Lobby of the MCC.
Lactation Room:
Limited to 1 Person Capacity. Our Lactation Room is available for WIU employees, students, and guests.
Outside Patio:
Limited to 10 People Capacity. An outside patio located west of the building is available for outdoor cook-outs or as an outside eating area.

Spaces & Resources within the MCC

  • Casa Latina Cultural Center Lounge
  • Computer Lab
  • Dance Studio
  • Boardroom
  • Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center Lounge
  • Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park
  • Kitchen
  • Lactation Room
  • Lawn Space between the MCC & Mowbray Hall
  • Media Cart (adapters & computers not available)
  • Multipurpose Room (9 tables & 36 chairs)
  • Podium
  • Stage (limited access)
  • Women's Center Lounge

The shared areas within the Multicultural Center are as follows:

Lounges: The Casa Latina, Women's Center, Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, and LGBT*QA Resource Center lounges are spaces created for celebrating diverse identites and social interaction between students of all backgrounds. Everyone is welcome to use the lounges for studying, watching television, or playing games.

International Lounge Casa Lounge

Board Room

 

Board Room: The Board Room is a large conference room that can seat up to 25 comfortably around the table.

The room can be arranged to accommodate a wide variety of set-ups.

 

Computer Resource Room


Computer Resource Room: The computer resource room is open to the public and has 9 computers, a printer, and  scanner available for use.

 

 

 

 

Game Room: The Game Room is open to the public and can be used for various activities such as studying, eating lunch, and socializing with friends. The pool table is available for anyone to use and the pool equipment can be checked out with an ID at the main Reception Desk on the first floor.

Multipurpose Room: This area has bamboo flooring and is used for Tradicion Hispana Dance Troupe and Gwendolyn Brooks Dance Troupe rehearsals and for programming by the four Centers and other university departments.

Multipurpose Room Activity Room

Kitchen

 

 

Kitchen: The kitchen is on the first floor adjacent to the Multipurpose Room. A refrigerator, microwave, and electric dishwasher are available for use. The kitchen should be fully set up hopefully this academic year. There is a vending machine area near the kitchen.

 

Resource Library

 

Resource Library: All books are housed within the atrium area.The Multicultural Center Resource Library books are cataloged through the University Libraries and can be checked out from our circulation desk in the Lobby of the MCC.

 

 

Lactation Room: In 2001, Illinois passed the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act which states that employers must provide space where an employee can express their milk in privacy. Our Lactation Room is available for WIU employees, students, and guests who are nursing parents and need to breastfeed their infants or express their milk.

Outside Patio: An outside patio located west of the building is available for outdoor cook-outs or as an outside eating area.