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New Multicultural center provides inclusive spot for students to study, lounge.

April 18, 2013

By: Gabriel Hart

Gabriel Hart

Cleveland State University introduces a new multi-cultural center called “The Mosaic House on 12.” This center is located on the 12th floor of Rhodes tower.

The mission for the Mosaic on 12 is as follows. “The Mosaic House will provide a unique multi-purpose space on campus with a wide range of cultural backgrounds in learning to navigate a diverse global society through formal and informal exchange interaction and dialogue that promotes understanding, tolerance, and collaborative problem solving”.

Essentially the Mosaic House on 12 is a place where students can come to just hang out and be around people.

The kick off for the Mosaic on 12 was held Thursday April 11. Students and staff came together and toured the spot. Everyone then brainstormed on what mural would be
painted on the main wall of the center.

Roberto Chavez is the head of the multi-cultural center. Chavez said the purpose of the center is to “Provide a safe place for students”.

The center will not cater to one particular race or group but is open to everyone who wants to use it.

“This center is going to be very inclusive, it’s not exclusive” Chavez said.
Students will be able to study in the center and any student can reserve a room or the lounge in the Mosaic on 12 for events or school projects.

There will be an official grand opening and Ribbon cutting in the fall semester, where new furniture and the mural will be displayed. But until then students can feel free to make use of the Mosaic House on 12.