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.
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.
The Center for Student Involvement and the Simmons Center strives to support the overall mission of the college in its efforts to provide a variety of academic and co-curricular opportunities that engender the advancement of our community’s core values. We aim to create an engaged and inclusive environment by fostering holistic experiences that connect our students to one another.
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.
Students will be able to attend a Fair styled event where each booth will share information about the particular culture. Event will have music, food, and traditions all depicting various cultures that are representative of the student body.
Location: Honeyman Pavillion
Students can come to watch salsa dancers and be taught basic salsa dancing techniques.
Come to hear real-life stories of faculty, students, and staff's immigration experience. Refreshments will be served.
Location: Snake Pit
Students will come and be taught the traditional style of Zumba dancing. Zumba dance instructor will teach the class basic dance steps.
Students will be able to come and enjoy activities such as pumpkin painting, Halloween themed door hanger creations, and mason jar decorating. Additional activities include brownie/cookie decorations, games, and music. Light refreshments will be served.
Location: Simmons Multicultural Center
Students will be able to come to the Simmons Center and be educated on the tradition of Dias de Los Muertos. Students will also get to try traditional Hispanic food that are traditional encouraged during Dias de Los Muertos. Program will also incorporate art activities where students can decorate Dias de los muertos related items.
This academic year, the Career Center at FSC Moving into the next academic year, want to continue the discussion with racial/ethnicity discrimination in the workplace. Our plan is to have a guest speaker to first touch on issues that individuals of color may face within the workplace. We then plan to have 4 breakout sessions centered around 4 major themes for students to discuss in more detail with smaller groups.
Location: Christoverson Humanities Building Lobby
Students will be able to come to the Multicultural Center and eat Thanksgiving Dinner with Staff members.
Students will be able to come and relax while enjoying food, listening to relaxing music, and engaging in relaxing activities before Finals.
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.
Director of Evett L. Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation