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Multicultural Student Space Pilot

The Multicultural Student Space (“the Space”) in Whitehurst is a pilot project aimed at exploring the potential uses and logistics of a campus space designed to support students of color at the University of Richmond. The Space offers students a place to hang out, hold meetings, and relax and recharge between or after classes. The Space is also available to host events, programs, and meetings that align with and support its goals for the year.

The Multicultural Student Space Executive Council, composed of students and student development administrators, are responsible for the Space during the pilot. Student coordinators oversee the daily operations and requests to use the Space.

The Council will work toward the following goals in guiding use of the Space:

  • To offer students of color a place to recharge, connect, and engage with one another;
  • To understand the ways in which a designated space can support the programming, social, and cultural needs of our students of color and allies on campus, and contribute to our shared goal of a thriving, inclusive intercultural community; and to
  • Test operations and logistical procedures for managing a space on campus with shared leadership and commitment across student organizations and administrative departments.

Faculty, staff, or students may request to use the Space for a one-time meeting or event by submitting this request form

Student Organization-in-Residence Program

During the Space pilot, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from student organizations who wish to host their regular meetings or other events in the Space. Because of the scope and specific goals of the pilot, only a small number of organizations will be selected for the Organization-in-Residence program during the pilot. The Executive Council will consider how each applicant group can contribute to the overall goals of the Space in making decisions. Selected organization-in-residence program participants are required to participate in regular surveys and feedback sessions during and at the conclusion of the fall semester.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Zara Sibtain, Assistant Dean of Westhampton College, at zsibtain@richmond.edu.

Describe your space needs during the fall semester.

If your student org is selected as a student org in residence, do you agree to fill out evaluations and provide ongoing input to help inform the future use of the space? (Note: failure to complete required evaluations may result in removal from the org-in-residence program).