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About Us

Mission Statement

The Mission of Multicultural Affairs is to cultivate inclusive and equitable engagements within the UTA campus community through intercultural dialogue, social justice education and build collaborative relationships through transformative learning.


Hours & Contact

E.H. Hereford University Center, Lower Level, B120

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Emails and Social Media - Follow us!

Facebook: UTA Multicultural Affairs
Twitter: @diversityatuta 
YouTube: UTAMulticultural
Instagram: uta_multiculturalaffairs


Minority Student Services was established in 1980 to serve students that were looking to connect with an organization. The university wanted to create a welcoming environment to the growing numbers of minority students. In 1988, the office changed its name to The Office of Multicultural Services.

The Center for Multicultural Cooperation was established in March 1988 as a comprehensive outreach initiative for recruiting, orienting, and retaining African American and Hispanic Students. It continues to serve those groups today as well as Native Americans and Asian Americans. In the summer of 2004, the name of the office was changed to the Center for Cultural Cooperation. Both the Center for Cultural Cooperation and the Office of Multicultural Services were moved in the summer of 2006 to the lower level of the University Center and we adopted the new name of Multicultural Affairs.

As Multicultural Affairs, the office continued to adapt the rapid growth in enrollment at UTA. An array of exciting new programs created reflected our renewed vision of broadening our approach to addressing the vibrant cultures of the Maverick community. Programs established in 2007 and consecutive years focused on creating opportunities for student initiated programming. These included the Multicultural Mavericks, Maversity, LEAD, Diversity Week, Women in Leadership, Black Leadership Institute, and the Kaleidoscope Multicultural Leaders Retreat.

 Multicultural Affairs Staff

Melanie Teja Rita

Melanie Johnson


Assistant Director

Rita Eckhardt
Administrative Assistant



Michael Rubio Vacant



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Blaize LaFleur Kayla Wilson Kayla Wilson Xavien Johns Gary Nixon



Go Mavs!

An important dividend has been the development of young alumni with strong loyalties to UTA. These young alumni are poised to be effective advocates for the University in the community.