MCOT is offering a series of discussions throughout the year focused on diversity related topics. These discussions will be an opportunity to engage in casual dialogue around the topic presented on that Monday. MCOT will provide a brief background of the topic and help guide the conversation. Food and raffle will be provided.
Monday, February 20th, 4-6, TBD
Monday, April 24th, 6-8, TBD
MCOT and SGA will be co-hosting an EDI-focused Trivia Night. Come learn more about marginalized communities while having some fun and getting to know people as well. Food and prizes will be provided.
Tuesday, January 24th, 6:45-9pm, Brown Ballroom II
MCOT has a series of workshops that we can bring to your organization, sorority, fraternity, dorm, or classroom. Topics of these workshops focus on EDI topics and include: understanding social identities, microaggressions, antiracism, history of white supremacy, LGBTQ+, intersectionality, etc. If there is an EDI topic you would like to learn more about, contact us and we will work with you to create a program that is right for you. You can reach us at MulticulturalOutreachTeam@ilstu.edu.
The Student Counseling Services’ Multicultural Outreach Team (MCOT) is a group of staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students dedicated to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive university community for our minoritized students.
MCOT recognizes that the mental health of each student is deeply impacted by the cultural climate in which they live. With that in mind, MCOT seeks to take a position of cultural humility and advocate for the voices and perspectives of our minoritized students in an effort to bring equity, justice and inclusion to our campus community.
MCOT seeks to make these changes through advocacy as well as equity work. We offer educational programming, news stories highlighting minoritized students, news stories addressing issues related to systemic oppression, and collaboration with any groups who are working to create a more just campus community.
Inclusion at ISU: MCOT collaborates with departments and individuals across campus to challenge prejudice and bias, create meaningful experiences for students of diverse backgrounds, as well as enhance support structures for marginalized students.
Campus-Wide Education: MCOT has been active in working to increase the knowledge and awareness of the entire campus as it relates to issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Educational activities include:
MCOT is seeking nominations for a new program in which we spotlight the achievements of diverse students on campus in a news story on our social media.We know there are lots of amazing things students are doing either on campus or in their personal lives and we want to provide a platform for recognizing those achievements!If you would like to see a student featured, you can nominate them here or email MulticulturalOutreachTeam@ilstu.edu
MCOT is also interested in spotlighting the achievements, programs, and work of diverse student organizations on campus in an ISU News story and on social media. If you would like to see a diverse student organization featured, you can nominate them here or email MulticulturalOutreachTeam@ilstu.edu
MCOT offers internship opportunities in which interns play an essential role in our program. Interns will serve as an important connection between MCOT and the campus community. They will be involved with creating programming, delivering that programming, engaging with the student body through RSOs and campus events, creating news articles and social media posts, and more.
For more information, email MulticulturalOutreachTeam@ilstu.edu.