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Carleton College Archives: History of BIPOC Student Organizations at Carleton

Intercultural Center

1976 - Present

The Multicultural Center was established in 1976 as a campus space for multicultural students. Originally in Willams House, the center has moved locations and changed its name to Intercultural Center. While in Stimson and Williams Houses, the center also served as a residential option for a small number of students of color. The most recent Student Life and Housing Plan includes plans to build a new Intercultural Cneter with expanded space and supports within the complex of houses at Union Street. 

Year  Name Location
1976/1977 - 1989/1990 Multicultural Center  Williams House
1990/1991 - 2005/2006 Multicultural Center  Stimson House
2006/2007 - 2012/2013 Intercultural Center  Stimson House 
2013/2014 - 2015/2016 Multicultural Center  Stimson House 
2016/2017 - 2022/2023 Intercultural Center  Stimson House 


Office of Multicultural Affairs 
  • Multicultural Center housing agreement
  • Stimson House Applicants
  • Stimson House Essays
  • Multicultural House (Stimson)


October 8, 1976. page 3. New location for minority center. 

January 19, 1979. page 8. Students enjoy special housing. 

April 20, 1990. page 2. Room Draw process changes introduced. 

January 22, 1998. page 3. Interest Housing top on Task Force's list.