2023 rings in the Year of the Rabbit and the Vietnamese Year of the Cat. Join Pacific University's Asian Pacific American Student Union, Chinese Qilin Club, Japan Club, Korea Club, and the Vietnamese Student Association for a celebration of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 9.
Student Multicultural Center
The Student Multicultural Center is the culmination of advocacy by students, both current and alumni, to establish a location of equitability and inclusion for all students who call Pacific University home.
The Student Multicultural Center (SMC) is an integral part of Pacific University that represents students of all identities, cultures and abilities. In a continuously evolving world, we strive to promote cultural sensitivity through education and advocacy within our university and student operations.
Working to empower, impact and inspire, the Student Multicultural Center fosters an inclusive and brave environment through transformative and transparent practices.
Who We Are
The SMC is a vibrant hub that welcomes and serves all members of our community including Pacific University students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, community members and other campus visitors. The SMC provides our visitors with a home away from home and a source of educational opportunities. Visit our Instagram profile here: @pacu_smc
Visit us in Pacific Hall 122 on the Forest Grove Campus.
What We Provide
- Open 5 days a week; M-F 9am - 7pm
- Free, reservable meeting and event space
- Student organization office space
- Study & Lounge area
- Variety of other resources
Recent Changes & Highlights:
There is a quiet power in writing letters, and this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Pacific University invites you to bring this power to bear on global injustice. Please join students in the UC Fireside Lounge from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, for treats and letter writing in support of Amnesty International's Write for Rights.
Pacific University and the Forest Grove Police Department are challenging bias, race and policing. In October, the university hosted a private training involving scenarios about the houseless, immigrants, and a mental health crisis. Learn more about this evolving partnership that started 18 months ago.