The Student Multicultural Resource Center (SMRC) aims to advance a welcoming and inclusive learning environment, where individuals with diverse identities are valued and celebrated, fostering a sense of belonging and community among all members of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The SMRC provides a space dedicated to the well-being and success of all our community members. Our work is rooted in social justice, anti-racism, equity, inclusivity, identity, and intersectionality. We recognize and acknowledge the histories of marginalization various communities face; therefore, we work to support students through educational programming that brings awareness, fosters understanding, builds scholarship, and eradicates systemic barriers.
The goal of SMRC is to work with faculty and staff to shape experiences that prepare students to successfully participate in a global society.