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Are you looking to get involved with Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA)? Take a look at some of the different ways that you can engage with the office.

MSA Summer Internship 2021

Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) is seeking creative, detailed oriented, and energetic Student Summer Interns who can manage specialized projects and demonstrate a commitment to diversity and social justice. This internship is designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to gain insights on work that centers the voices and experiences of marginalized communities. Each intern(s) will be partnered with MSA coaches to oversee the success of assigned projects.  For more information, please visit Handshake.  The deadline to apply is April 5th at Noon. 

In partnership with the Black House Renovation Steering Committee, Multicultural Student Affairs has brought together a group of students, alumni, faculty, and staff to form the Black House Policy Committee.  
 
The charge of this committee is to develop student-centered policies and procedures for the Black House, that honor the legacy of the Black House, increase a sense of safety, security and encourage efficiency of operations. The Black House and how it supports Black student life at NU have evolved over the years. Since its inception, a lot has changed in our society and especially within higher education. We are faced with balancing the need for community building while also prioritizing safety. We have federal laws and city ordinances we must contend with, while still unapologetically naming we need a safe and brave space for our Black students. Given this context, some of the policies to be explored and decided upon include:
  •  Safety & Security
  •   Hours of operation
    •  Access to space
    •  Safety protocols 
    •    Reservations 
  •   Data collection
    •  Food and beverage
    •  Cleaning
    •  Amplified sound
    •  Gatherings
The committee consisting of students, alumni, faculty and staff have started meeting to 
learn the historical context of each of these policies, review benchmarking research from other institutions with similar facilities, meet with content area experts regarding law and policies, to then create new policies for the Fall 2021 academic year.
 
Below are members of the Black House Policy Committee
 
Committee Members 
   Name
   Department 

Daviree Velazquez Philip

Director 

Multicultural Student Affairs 

Breajna Dawkins

2021 MS, Medill School of Journalism Alum 2012 BSJ

Zindeh Scere

2024, School of Education & Social Policy

Foster Taylor 

2023, School of Communication;

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Imani Minor

2021, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Alyscia Raines

Assistant Director 

Multicultural Student Affairs

Linda Luk

Aadministrative Assistant

Multicultural Student Affairs 

Coretta L. King

Director of Operations & Events

Norris University Center 

 MaryAnn Marsh 

President 

Northwestern University Black Alumni Association (NUBAA) 

Travis L. Martin, Ph.D.

Director 

Fraternity & Sorority Life 

Rob Brown

Director

Social Justice Education 

Robert Anthony Ward, Ph.D.

Professor of Instruction & Weinberg Advisor

Cook Family Writing Program and the African American Studies Department

Charles Holmes-Hope

Director

Residential Life

Learn more about the anticipated opening at Updates: Campus Inclusion & Community - Northwestern University  

Office Assistants

MSA seeks creative, detailed oriented, and energetic Student Office Assistants who can manage multiple specialized projects and demonstrates a commitment to diversity and social justice. This position serves as the first point of contact for students, visitors, faculty and staff to one of our three spaces: Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, Multicultural Center, and The Black House.

Important Dates
  • Recruitment Timeline: Fall Quarter - Spring Quarter
  • Position start and end dates: Fall Quarter - Spring Quarter

MSA offers four Graduate Assistant positions. A graduate assistant is a part-time employee who is directly supervised by one of our full-time staff members. Each position serves as a content expert for one of the following student communities:

  • African-American/Black
  • Asian-American/Pacific Islander/Desi
  • Latinx
  • Native American/Indigenous
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

In addition, the GA is also given the opportunity to work across communities by focusing on one or more of our major programming areas: Identity Engagement, Leadership & Education, and Institutional Navigation.

Recruitment Timeline:  Fall Quarter - Spring Quarter
Positions start and end dates: Fall Quarter - Spring Quarter.

For current opening, please visit the Campus Inclusion & Community page.

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