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Multicultural Student Affairs

Enriching the Cultural Experience of Northwestern

Welcome Students!

MSA office assistants

Welcome! Whether virtually or in-person, the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) team is here for you!  MSA is excited to see you this year and hope you are able to join us in some of our upcoming programs and take advantage of the resources available in all three of our spaces on campus! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions.  

MSA Updates

Upcoming Events

Northwestern Spring Pow Wow

May 7, All Day
Welsh-Ryan Arena/McGaw Memorial Hall, 2705 Ashland Avenue

Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance, in collaboration with Multicultural Students Affairs, is excited to hos...

Native American and Indigenous Community Dinner

May 15, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scott Hall, 601 University Place

The Native American and Indigenous Community Celebration is an annual event co-hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs a...

Queer Baby Art Fair

May 21, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

We invite you to attend, Queer Baby Art, an art fair co-organized by Multicultural Student Affairs and the Brown Baby Ar...

Land Acknowledgement 

students together on the lakefront

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.


Our Commitment

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.

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