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.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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 Scott Hall 122 on the Forest Grove Campus. 

What We Provide

  • Free, reservable meeting and event space 
  • Student organization office space
  • Study & Lounge area
  • Open 5 days a week; M-F 9am - 7pm
  • Variety of other resources

Recent Changes & Highlights:








Contact Us

Student Multicultural Center
Scott Hall 122 

Email |

Mail | UC Box A152


Zapotec weaving by Francisco and Laura Bautista

The Cawein Gallery of Art presents an exciting exhibition of vibrant weaving by the Bautistas. Meet the artists at an opening reception at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. The Bautista exhibition is showing through Thursday, Dec. 9. 

A student's hand holds an Outdoor Pursuits Open Paths sticker up to the sunlight.

Beginning November 2021, Outdoor Pursuits is hiring for various positions, including Voyage leaders, coordinators, and multiple staff openings!

National Coming Out Day

Pacific University and the Center for Gender Equity (CGE) celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community during National Coming Out Day on Monday, Oct. 11. Stop by the CGE in room 127 of Scott Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. to share rainbow cupcakes and coming out stories. Students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Upcoming Events

6 to 9 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
Forest Grove
7 a.m. | Sunday, March 6, 2022
Forest Grove
6 to 8:30 p.m. | Friday, March 11, 2022
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center
3 to 4:15 p.m. | Thursday, April 28, 2022
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216