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Simmons Multicultural Center

Welcome to the Evett L. Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation

The Simmons Multicultural Center provides a variety of quality support services, plan and drive educational and entertaining cultural awareness programs, and provide leadership opportunities through student involvement and service.

 

Goals

  • To create and maintain an ongoing assessment and evaluation process to gain feedback on programs and services.
  • To collaborate with individuals, groups, academic affairs and other student development units to offer initiatives that connect people through community service, social engagement, cultural celebration and shared understanding.
  • To be branded as a vital resource for student development and success as it relates to campus engagement and leadership development.
  • To reorganize and revitalize Center for Student Involvement and Simmons Center policies and procedures to create clear and concise communication with students, faculty, and staff.

Learning Outcomes

  • Shape the dynamic programs and services that fit the changing needs of a diverse student body.
  • Seek Center for Student Involvement and Simmons Center as a resource to gain a better understanding of the programs and services offered.
  • Develop an understanding of self and an appreciation for intercultural exchange, civic involvement, equity and access.

The Simmons Center staff contributes to the development of all Florida Southern College students by promoting diversity and adhering to the tenants of The Cornerstone.

 

Mission Statement

The Evett L. Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation provides faculty, staff, and students with programming that promotes multiculturalism, social justice, and emphasizes the importance of inclusion. Our international student population adds to the dynamic of multiple cultures and identities within the FSC Community. By providing educational opportunities through cultural awareness events and sensitivity trainings, the Simmons Center raises awareness and ultimately creates a unified community that values all cultures.

Events

The Simmons Center collaborates with the Multicultural Student Council and other campus organizations to sponsor diversity programming that includes Hispanic Awareness Celebrations, International and Cultural Awareness events, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, Black History Month programs, Women’s History Month celebration and other diversity events.

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Evett Simmons Center Building

Not only did we receive a new name after a beloved trustee and alumni of Florida Southern, but also a new office in a house that international and multicultural students love to call home!

In addition to administrative offices, the Simmons Multicultural Center is home to the International Student Association and the Multicultural Student Council.

Questions? Contact

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Brenda Lewis

Director of Evett L. Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation
863.680.6285

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Lauren Outler

Multicultural Coordinator
863.680.3950