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At Syracuse University, we provide culturally affirming gathering spaces and services so that all students can connect to community and support.

Explore Our Inclusive and Accessible Spaces on Campus

These spaces extend beyond academics to support the social, emotional and cultural well-being of our students. They reflect our dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive campus environment where every student can thrive and find a sense of community away from home.

Inclusive and Accessible Spaces Across Campus

Through our inclusive and accessible spaces, students are encouraged to engage with a diversity of perspectives to further understanding across cultures and foster a stronger sense of community. Use the resources below to learn more about how these spaces contribute to building a diverse and inclusive learning community for all students.

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The Intercultural Collective

The Intercultural Collective, which is a collaboration between the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the Disability Cultural Center (DCC) and the LGBTQ Resource Center, is a communal hub at the Schine Student Center where students can connect with one another.

Learn about the collective
Students sit in community gathering space in The Barner McDuffie House.

The Barner-McDuffie House

The Barner-McDuffie House is a space that celebrates Black students and culture. Rooted in the University’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion and with a legacy of activism, the Barner-McDuffie House seeks to enhance the student experience by reinforcing Black culture across the African diaspora.

Learn more about the space
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113 Euclid

113 Euclid serves as a “home away from home” for Native students and a gathering place for those who are interested in exploring Native American culture and history. A student-led design represents the Haudenosaunee Confederacy alongside Turtle Island tribal communities.

Learn more about 113 Euclid
LGBTQ National Coming Out Day painting activities.

LGBTQ Resource Center

The Syracuse University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center seeks to be a campus and regional leader delivering support, community and education around marginalized genders and sexualities, and the complex intersections of our multiple identities.

Explore the LGBTQ Resource Center
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Disability Cultural Center

The Disability Cultural Center (DCC) coordinates campuswide social, educational and cultural activities on disability issues for students, faculty, staff and community members with and without disabilities.

Learn more about DCC
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Center for International Services

The Center for International Services offers supportive services and programming to international students and their families, including a comprehensive orientation program to assist with your adjustment to life at Syracuse University.

Learn about the center

Additional Areas to Explore


Dimensions is a peer-to-peer mentoring program geared toward self-identified women of color. The program is specifically designed to provide mentoring to first-year/transfer women of color by pairing up with an upperclass woman who shares similar interests, and assists them in adapting to college life. This program endeavors to create a sisterhood for its members through intentional dialogue and activities that support self-confidence, academic success and cross-cultural engagement.

Living Learning Communities

The Multicultural Living Learning Community (MLLC) cultivates a racially and ethnically diverse living and learning environment for its residents. By focusing on multicultural education, cross-cultural communication and community activism, the MLLC furthers positive citizenship and social justice.

Men of Color Initiative

Men of Color Initiative, or MCI is a program designed to support, empower and explore issues unique to the experience of men of color in higher education. Through mentorship by peers, faculty, and staff, MCI promotes leadership development, academic support and service learning opportunities.

A recipient of a 2016 Lee Noel-Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award, winner of a NASPA Excellence Award and honored by University Business magazine as a “Model of Excellence,” the WellsLink Leadership Program is an academic excellence and leadership program geared towards first-year students of color who are not already sponsored by athletics or state- or federally-funded programs. Through mentoring and a series of structured academic, social and cultural enrichment activities, WellsLink Scholars are poised for success and leadership at Syracuse University.

The Kessler Scholars Program

The Kessler Scholars Program is a transformative and supportive program for first-generation college students. As a Kessler Scholar, students become part of a community of well-rounded and talented students supplied with resources, support and robust opportunities for success. Syracuse University selects 15-20 incoming students who identify as first-generation students, or are the first in their immediate family to go to college to join the program.

Contact Us

To learn more about the programs and initiatives above, contact the Schine Student Center

Suite 132, Syracuse, NY 13244