The Central Michigan University Multicultural Education Center was established in 1987. It is one of several units on campus which falls under the aegis of The Office of Institutional Diversity, the others being Gear Up, Gay and Lesbian Programs, Minority Student Services, Native American Programs, and Upward Bound.
In 2011 the main goal of the CMU Multicultural Education Center was to help build an inclusive and respectful CMU community in a variety of ways. The Center provides a meeting place in general for students, for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), and for various campus events including Soup and Substance, speak UP, Speak Out. The center functions as a resource center of videos, DVDs, and books, and recognizes all major religious and cultural holidays. It offers various exhibits throughout the year. The Center also provides professional development and workshop opportunities for CMU staff. (This information is from the collection.)
In August 2011, the name of the office changed to Office of Diversity Education. It was previously called the Multicultural Programming Center until 1999/2000. In 2012 it became the CMU. Multicultural Education Center.