Frequently Asked Questions
Will the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center replace Multicultural Student Services?
No, the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center and the Office of Multicultural Student Services are two separate departments. Multicultural Student Services will still be located within the CUB and still provide all of the same resources to students.
How is Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center being utilized?
The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center hosts numerous activities, such as group meetings, cultural events, lectures, trainings, and much more. You can learn more about reserving this space for your own event here.
Why is the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center important?
The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center exemplifies a strong commitment to institutionalizing diversity as an important core value at Washington State University. This center will help broaden the academic experience for the campus community, while remaining cognizant of the research and practice that focuses on academic excellence for a diverse student, faculty and staff population.
What is included in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center?
Some of the amenities include four “knowledge rooms”, an open “living room” space for larger events, a commercial and demonstration kitchen, gender-neutral bathrooms, outdoor seating, a meditation pavilion, and cultural art. You can learn more about the spaces in the Cultural Center here.
Who can use the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center?
It is the expectation that all of the Washington State University community utilize this center to engage and enrich cultural understanding. Priority for event space will be for Washington State University community cultural events.
How does the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center benefit all students?
The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center is designed to be a culturally responsible, educative space for communities to come together to learn and celebrate diversity and cultures. The overarching theme for the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center is intersectionality, and is a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone to visit and utilize.
Why name the building the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center?
Naming the building after the late Dr. Elson S. Floyd seemed fitting to commemorate his contribution to diversity and his vision for this new building.
Why the location?
Dr. Floyd envisioned the Cultural Center as a welcome at the entrance of the university which would signify the university’s dedication to diversity as a land-grant institution. The location as a part of the gateway to the university is a part of this mission.
How do I reserve space in the new Cultural Center?