Moving in the Reitz Direction!

MCDA main offices will now be located in the Reitz Union as of February 1st. Come check out LGBTQ+ affairs, APIA affairs, the Black Affairs’ Black Enrichment Center, La Salita (Hispanic-Latino Affairs’ Hispanic Latino Engagement Center), and Operations & Marketing. You can still visit the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures and the Institute of Black Culture at their normal operating hours from 10-9pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 10-5pm.

Welcome to Lizet Navarrete, our new Administrative Support Assistant!

Lizet Navarrete was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia – one of the richest countries in biodiversity.  She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from INPAHU University Foundation in Bogota. She started working as an assistant at the age of 18 and moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1990 where she had her two children.  Lizet believes every day is a learning opportunity and loves to help others.   Apart from being dedicated to her children, she loves working in a good…

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IBC Anniversary and Grand Opening of the BEC

In April of 1971, the Black Student Union (BSU) of the University of Florida submitted a list of demands to then president, Stephen O’Connell, calling for a number of programs and initiatives to improve the campus climate for Black students. The BSU leaders argued that many Black students were “excluded from meaningful social and cultural endeavors on this campus” and were in need of supportive resources. A Black Cultural Center was one of the student demands.

When the University…

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Welcome to Diana Moreno, our new HLA Program Coordinator!

Diana Moreno was born in Quito, Ecuador and moved to Florida with her family in 1999. Her experience as an immigrant has shaped her academic and political interests. As an undergraduate at the University of Florida, Diana became active in the community by volunteering in Gainesville’s nonprofit library and activist space, the Civic Media Center.  From there she became involved in various campaigns advocating for farmworker rights and education rights on campus, including the successful campaign…

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Come out to our Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations!

Leave your mark by participating in MCDA's Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations. Events begin on January 13th and will lead up to the Black History Month Opening Ceremony. Event information can be foudn below.