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Multicultural Student Affairs

Enriching the Cultural Experience of Northwestern

Welcome Students!

MSA office assistants

Welcome! During these challenging times, the Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) team is here for you!  MSA will continue to offer programs and services that will complement your learning.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions.  

MSA Updates

Upcoming Events

Standing Above the Clouds Screening and Director Talk

May 21, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join MSA for a special screening of Standing Above the Clouds, a short documentary that follows Native Hawaiian mother-d...

Latinx Community Gathering: Paint Night

May 24, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join MSA for a night of painting and community! At this Latinx Community Gathering, participants will be invited to pain...

HPA Speaker Series: Native & Indigenous Voices in Healthcare

May 25, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

HPA and MSA are thrilled to invite you to a conversation with Adrienne Schuler, an aspiring physician, and Coty Brayboy,...

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.

Find out more information here

Our Spaces

Multicultural Student Affairs oversees three different spaces on campus. In efforts to minimize COVID-19 exposure, all three spaces are closed until further notice.