The Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) serves as a crucial hub for the collaborative support of historically disenfranchised communities and works on issues of diversity and inclusion within a social justice context at Oberlin College & Conservatory. In collaboration with a wide range of contributors including faculty, students, alumni, staff, and members of the local community, the MRC is uniquely positioned to create a vision of anti-oppression and social justice that supports educational excellence.
The MRC centers the academic and personal needs of historically underrepresented students (students of color, LGBTQ students, international students, first generation college students, low-income students, DACA/Undocumented students, students with disabilities) as well as builds intellectual and personal community for faculty, staff, and alumni. Additionally, the MRC creates important opportunities for the entire campus community to engage with intellectual discourses around power, privilege, and oppression to develop critical thinking skills that are crucial for the educational experience of all Oberlin College community members.
"The MRC plays a key role in developing and supporting the richly diverse community that is Oberlin... I expect the MRC will remain a linchpin in our efforts to broaden multicultural understanding on campus for many years to come."
— Nancy Dye, Oberlin College's 13th president
"The MRC is for everyone who is committed to working together to build a stronger and more socially just community at Oberlin College!"
— Eric Estes, former associate dean/MRC director