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Frequently Asked Questions

DEI’s goal is to educate, embrace, and encourage as we provide inclusive spaces for students, faculty, and staff.

Gateway Community and Technical College established a Multicultural Student Center in July 2019 to serve under-represented students. We are located in E215- Edgewood Campus.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plays an important role in bringing people together, helping to form friendships and social support networks, and in helping communities to develop life skills and resilience. The MSC serves as a safe space for ALL students to build relationships, respect the identities of others, and encourage meaningful dialogue.

These are principles that DEI has adopted to intentionally practice cultural competence throughout the college.

  • Educate- Are you willing to share your story with others?
  • Embrace- Are you willing to learn how others think, feel, and learn?
  • Encourage -Are you authentic and non-judgmental as you interact with fellow colleagues, students, and community members?

Instagram- @gateway_msc

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We are working with Gateway’s Student Engagement to establish organizations that serve URM Students. Our anchor/umbrella organization is the Multicultural Student Alliance (MSA). All students are welcome to join!

  • Multicultural Graduation- Celebrating URM as they prepare for Gateway’s all student commencement celebration.
  • Celebration of heritage months
  • Black History Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • LGBTQ Heritage Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • MLK Commemoration

(Please keep in mind that these numbers are approximate, and could change weekly, for updated numbers, email 

  • Total URM- 514*
  • Black- 204
  • Hispanic/Latino- 171
  • Two or more Races- 128 

*This document is just a sampling of URM students on campus.