Multicultural Center for Academic Success collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains photo albums and a box of loose photographs from the African American, Latin American, Native American (AALANA) staff and students and Center for Academic Success and Cultural Affairs (CASCA). There are also four autographed mounted posters from several performances sponsored by the North Star Center, Center for Campus Life, and the Student Hispanic Heritage Programming Committee.
- Creation: 1998 - 2005
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
The Center for Academic Success was conceived as a partnership between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to address the cultural and academic needs of the African American, Latino American, and Native American student population. The Center was launched in September 2001. In 2002, The Center was moved under Academic Affairs and renamed the North Star Center for Academic Affairs. In 2006, the Center moved to Student Affairs where it resided until 2010. In 2010, the Center was moved under the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, and renamed the Multicultural Center for Academic Success (MCAS). MCAS continues to honor its original mission to aid in the retention and graduation of African American, Latin American, and Native American (AALANA) students by extending our promise to all students representative of the multicultural diversity at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
1.5 Linear Feet (1 flat print box, 1 half document box, 1 oversized folder)
Materials related to the Rochester Institute of Technology North Star Center, renamed the Multicultural Center for Academic Success in 2010. The collection includes photographs, photo albums, and mounted posters from events sponsored by the group.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was deposited with the RIT Archive Collections in April 2013 by the Multicultural Center for Academic Success. Accession number(s): 2013:019
Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2013. ArchivesSpace record updated by Julia Novakovic in November 2023.
- Cage, Byron (Person)
- Olmos, Edward James (Person)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. AALANA. (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. CASCA. (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. North Star Center for Academic Success and Cultural Affairs (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Organization)
- Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical Group) (Organization)
- Multicultural Center for Academic Success collection
- RIT Archives
- Lisa Witt
- 17 April 2013
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