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Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity

We Welcome All

The mission of the Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity (The Center) at the University of Central Missouri is to create a campus atmosphere where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcome, secure and included. We help connect underrepresented students to the resources, organizations and student support services they need to thrive as UCM students and as future professionals.

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Created by UCM Students

The Center was created through the requests and activism of UCM students, and opened in the fall of 2016. Located on the third floor of the Elliott Student Union, The Center provides space for individuals, student organizations, and campus-wide programs and events.

The Center focuses on services for Students of Color, LGBTQIA Students, First Generation Students, and Historically Underrepresented Minority Students.

Connect With Us

Our staff and students are here for you! Need a tutor? Help with applying for scholarships? A place for your group to meet?

Call us at 660-543-8049 or 660-543-8066, or stop by the 3rd floor of the Union!


Student Organizations

The Center supports many student organizations in order to promote a thriving and welcoming campus, including:


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Resources at UCM

The Center: The Lavender Lounge, for students who identify at LGBTQIA+, is open anytime The Center is open, and can be reserved for special events. PRISM meets here!

Office of Health Promotion: Care To Act, UCM’s violence prevention program, includes a focus on preventing the harms related to bias and discrimination. Safe Zone, a training program for faculty and staff to help create a welcoming campus community; the Safe Zone web page includes a list of trained allies on campus.

University Housing: Diversity Statement, SAIL (Safe and Inclusive Living) Community

President’s Commission on Access, Opportunity, and Community: This group’s web page includes a list of gender neutral restrooms on the Warrensburg and Lee's Summit campuses.

Discrimination, Harassment, and Equitable Treatment: UCM has several policies and procedures related to harassment, discrimination, and equitable treatment, as well as many supportive resources for students. Follow the links below for more information, including how to find support and how to make a report.

Title IX / Sex Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct at UCM

Equitable Treatment at UCM

Discrimination and Harassment Prevention at UCM

Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Statement

Regional and State Resources

National Resources

Gender, Sexuality & Social Justice

American Civil Liberties Union

American Institute of Bisexuality

Asexual Visibility and Education Network

Bisexual Resource Center

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere

Everyday Feminism


Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

Human Rights Campaign

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex Association

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National LGBTQIA+ Task Force


Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Learning for Justice” Project 


Gender/Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Resources

I Think I Might Be Transgender…Now What Do I Do?

International Foundation on Gender Education

National Center for Transgender Equality

Know Your Rights Guide

Project Health – TransLine

Transgender Law


Queer/Trans People of Color

AmbienteJoven (Spanish language website)

Black AIDS Institute


Gay Asian Pacific Support Network

Indigenous Peoples Task Force

Latino GLBT History Project

National Black Justice Coalition

National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

The Peculiar Kind

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Trikone (LGBT South Asians)

Women in the Life

Intersex Society of North America

The Intersex Spectrum


People with Disabilities

BENT: A Journal of Cripgay Voices

Blind LGBT Pride International

Deaf Atzlan (Deaf Latina/o Network)

Deaf Queer Resource Center

Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf



First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg


The “Not All Like That” (NALT) Project


Youth Resources

Advocates for Youth

Family Acceptance Project

It Gets Better Project

The Trevor Project


We Are The Youth


Higher Education Resources

Campus Pride Network

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

College Guide for LGBTQIA+ Students


Crisis/Mental Health

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  Text “Q” to 988 or call 988 and press 3 to get an LGBTQIA+ affirming counselor; online chat also available.

Trans Lifeline

Trevor Project


Physical Health

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA)

GLBT Advisory Committee, American Medical Association

HIV/AIDS Resource Locator

National Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health

National Healthcare Equality Index (HRC’s annual hospital survey)

Transgender Health Network




Elliott Student Union, 3rd Floor North
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-8066


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