Multicultural Services

The SFCC Multicultural Center is a happening place for Students of Color and International Students! In addition to providing access to essential services, the center connects you with peer mentors, who will help you meet new friends and get involved in fun activities. The center also provides tutors for help with homework. It's also a great space to just hang out!

Drop in to Room 131 in the Student Union Building any time during normal business hours. Or call (509) 533-3546 for more information.

Our Mission

  • To recruit and retain students of color

  • To assist all students of every culture with counseling, financing, tutoring, mentoring and other programs and projects

  • To support multicultural club activities

  • To provide an environment that will empower students of color to identify, pursue and complete educational and personal objectives appropriate to their career and lifetime goals

  • To offer multicultural resources for students, faculty, staff and community members

We are located in Building 17, room 131 across from the SFCC bowling alley. Our office is generally open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Our phone number is (509) 533-4331.

Multicultural Staff

Pam Austin

Pam Austin Office: 17-130

Phone: 509-533-3546

Email: pama@spokanefalls.edu

Education: Bachelors degree in Education; Major in PE and Health; Masters in Guidance Counseling from Northern Montana College

''I have been here for 18 years. Before SFCC I worked as the Student Services Director at Northern Montana College for 11 years. My goals for the Multicultural Center are to assist the students from entrance to reaching their educational goals at SFCC, to provide students of color a place that they can feel safe and comfortable and to assist students become leaders in the community.''

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Jane Gong

Jane Gong Office: 17-131

Phone: 509-533-4331

Email: janeg@spokanefalls.edu

Education: Graduated from Wuhan Physical Education Institute in China.

Jane Gong was born and grew up in China. She moved to Ottawa, Canada in 1985, then to Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA and finally Spokane in 2002.

Jane has worked in the multicultural office/center for more than 6 years. She loves her job and enjoys helping students. She has brought her unique culture background to the center and will continue to support multicultural student services in any way that she can.

Besides SFCC, she is involved with activities in the local Chinese community. She is the president of the Spokane Chinese Association and director of the Spokane Chinese Dance Group.

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Red Nations Student Association
The Red Nations Student Association was formed in 1996. Its mission is to focus on Native American culture and beliefs. Native cultural speakers and programs are sponsored throughout the year. These activities provide diversity and an understanding of Native American culture to the campus as a whole. Fundraisers are also held to raise funds for the annual conference and Pow Wow, which is the largest activity sponsored by the Red Nations. Officers are elected each year to help organize all of the activities.

Black Student Union (BSU)
The Black Student Union was formed in the fall of 1996. The BSU has charged itself with the duty of bringing understanding and appreciation of the African American culture through special cultural, educational and social events. One of the BSU’s largest and best attended programs is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon held in January of each year in honor of Dr. King’s birthday. Election of officers is held at the beginning of fall quarter. All interested students are encouraged to be part of the association.

Latinos Unidos de Aztlan (LUA)
The Latinos Unidos de Aztlan (LUA) has a mission to focus on Latino customs and the culture. Through education and experience we hope that an understanding and appreciation of our culture is achieved. Since the start of this association in the winter of 1998 we have been very successful in our goals. Our sponsorship of the Cinco de Mayo Celebration is not only enjoyed and praised with the students and staff at the fall, but the children at the Early Childhood Center have been able to join the fun. We encourage everybody to come and join the club and learn more about this beautiful culture!

Asian American Club
The Asian American Club was formed in 2008. Our goals are to promote awareness and appreciation of Asian and Asian American culture, to act as a resource for students and faculty, and to provide a comfortable setting for social interaction which in turn helps unify and strengthen the Asian American community on the SFCC campus. Welcome all to join our club!

Our quarterly Multicultural Student Services Newsletter provides information such as upcoming events, club and scholarship information, and photos of our past events.

Read Our Current Newsletter

Call Pam Austin at (509) 533-3546 or Jane Gong at (509) 533-4331 for more information!

Past Newsletters

Winter 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Winter 2013
Fall 2012
Spring 2012
Fall 2011
Spring 2011
Winter 2011
Fall 2010
Spring 2010