Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

  • When will the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center open?

    The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center is scheduled to open prior to the start of fall semester 2017.

  • 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 will the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center be utilized?

    The Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center will host numerous activities, such as group meetings, cultural events, lectures, trainings, and much more.

  • 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 will be 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.

  • 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 will 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 will 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?

    To make reservations or inquiries, please call 509-335-2641 or email cultural.center@wsu.edu. An online scheduling system will be implemented for reservations in the near future.