Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center

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The CREATE model will be used to determine the priority for Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center reservation requests. More information about the CREATE model can be found below. Questions? Feel free to contact us for help. Email cultural.center@wsu.edu or call 509-335-2584.

 

Available Spaces

The following spaces are available for reservation by WSU registered student organizations (RSOs) and departments.  

Cultural Center living room area with natural daylight

Living Room

The primary event space capable of hosting lecture seating, banquet seating, or open space/standing events. A minimum reservation of three hours is required for this space. Reservation requests may be submitted up to one year in advance of the event date. When time allows, event approvals will be made six months prior to the date of the event.

Any event utilizing food or kitchen rental must be completely coordinated one month in advance. All non-food or kitchen rental events must be completely coordinated two weeks in advance. Living Room reservations will automatically entitle the event host to the full facility minus the Commercial Kitchen unless otherwise requested.

Knowledge Rooms

Four individual meeting rooms with seating for 20 people. These spaces can be combined to create larger spaces that can seat 40 people. An additional 10 chairs per room can be requested through ESFCC desk staff.

Reservation requests may be submitted up to one year in advance of the event date. When time allows, event approvals will be made three months prior to the date of the event. Space set-up is “as-is” meaning that no furniture may be added or removed by the event host.

Wide shot of Turtle Knowledge Room

Commercial & Demo Kitchens

These unique features allow groups to utilize WSU Catering, Hospitality and Business Management Catering, Whitman County approved catering or private food preparation. All non-WSU Catering requests will be subject to facility usage, facility supervision, and added custodial fees. For safety reasons, the Commerical Kitchen will be locked to the public unless part of an event reservation. 

Dining Room

The Dining Room can be reserved in conjunction with the Demo Kitchen or other building spaces. This area includes bar seating and large community table that seats 12. Maximum capacity of space 42. The Dining Room is an excellent location for small gatherings to enjoy light refreshments or meals. 

 


The CREATE Model 

All reservation requests are reviewed by the ESFCC Advisory Council and considered against the CREATE model, developed based on the mission and vision of the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. 

Culture

We celebrate and understand culture as dynamic, intersectional, and constantly changing. Cultural histories and knowledge systems are valued and promoted through academic and co-curricular activities.

Research and Creativity

We seek solutions to long-standing problems of systemic inequality in opportunity, access, education, health, and employment for individuals and communities.

Education

We promote holistic, inclusive, and culturally responsive programming to learn and engage through workshops, speakers, training, and cultural events.

Advancing Opportunity and Equity

We pursue justice in education, access, research, and engagement through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations consistent with WSU’s land-grant mission.

Tradition and Transformational Experiences

We encourage individuals and communities to explore multiple ways of knowing and engaging as a means to realize personal and social change.

Empowerment

Through all this work, we inspire each other to continue to imagine, pursue, and realize a better world.