Temporary Black House
- Temporary Address: 1856 Orrington Ave
Enriching the Cultural Experience of Northwestern
In efforts to minimize COVID-19 exposure, The Multicultural Center and Temporary Black House
are closed until further notice. Please check out the MSA COVID-19 update
page for up to date contact information and events calendar.
Northwestern is a community of learners situated within a network of historical and contemporary relationships with Native American tribes, communities, parents, students, and alumni. It is also in close proximity to an urban Native American community in Chicago and near several tribes in the Midwest.
The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa. It was also a site of trade, travel, gathering and healing for more than a dozen other Native tribes and is still home to over 100,000 tribal members in the state of Illinois.
It is within Northwestern's responsibility as an academic institution to disseminate knowledge about Native peoples and the institution's history with them. Consistent with the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion, Northwestern works towards building relationships with Native American communities through academic pursuits, partnerships, historical recognitions, community service and enrollment efforts.
Multicultural Student Affairs oversees three different spaces on campus. Visit our locations page for more information about each of our spaces.