We cultivate and sustain a socially just, equitable and inclusive campus community
for all students.
The Dowdy Multicultural Center promotes the holistic success and development of Students
of Color (SOC) at West Chester University. We implement collaborative co-curricular
experiences that; promote multicultural awareness, creates a sense of belonging, affirms
racial and cultural identity, and empowers all students to challenge systems of oppression.
· Identity Development
· Social Justice
· Transformative Education
· Civic Engagement
- to promote success of Students of Color by serving as a home-base and point for coordination
of programs, services and referrals.
- to serve as a campus gathering place and resource/programming center for all students and
other members of the University community to enhance awareness and appreciation of
diversity and inclusion.
- to provide a space for prospective and first year Students of Color to identify with as they
anticipate and begin their collegiate experience.
- to enhance alumni engagement by partnering with former Students of Color and alumni organizations.
The Dowdy Multicultural Center, was dedicated on October 21, 2016 in honor of Lawrence A. Dowdy for his years of
devoted service to West Chester University.