Social Justice Programming & Cross-Cultural Engagement
Welcome to Intercultural Engagement!
I hope this greeting finds you well, safe and comfortable! As we charter new and unprecedented territory with the Covid 19 virus, know that the Intercultural Engagement team is here to provide you with support, guidance and opportunities to connect with others.
Our team is working hard to create a virtual presence that allows you to find community, learn about available resources, discuss hot topics and interact with your peers. Please visit LBGTQ+ Services and the Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP) for more information on virtual events and offerings!
Please check back for updates. We will continue to be here for you during these challenging times.
La-Tarri Canty | Associate Dean of Intercultural Engagement/Director of the SPXCE Intercultural Center
With a student-centered approach, the Social Justice Programming & Cross Cultural Engagement Intercultural Center (SPXCE, pronounced "space") works to foster a more inclusive, equitable, and affirming MIT campus climate. As a collaborative initiative between the Office of Multicultural Programs and LBGTQ+ Services, the SPXCE provides intersectional social justice education, support, community-building, and leadership development. The SPXCE serves as a place where students can feel at home and exist in their wholeness while exploring all of their identities authentically with compassion and care.
This marks the arrival of a long-awaited, much needed, and well-deserved space for the OMP to advise 70+ student clubs in addition to supporting the Black Students' Union and Latino Cultural Center. LBGTQ Services staff will continue to work with LBGTQ communities and offer their signature recurring programs. Both offices offer intersectional training, events support, community, and advocacy for and regarding minoritized students.
Aside from the staff offices for OMP and LBGTQ+ Services, the SPXCE also offers a social lounge, study space, chalk wall, kitchenette, computer lab, all-gender restroom, a projector and screens, moveable white boards, and information on additional campus and local resources.
The physical SPXCE is temporarily closed. To request a workshop or to collaborate on a project with SPXCE, LBGTQ+ Services, or the Office of Multicultural Programs please fill out the SPXCE Interest Form. This form is for student support.