Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA)

CMA has relocated from the lower level of the Bryan Center to the first floor, Bryan Center (BC) 101, adjacent to CSGD. In BC 101, we are co-locating with the Women’s Center and Student Involvement & Leadership. Visit us soon at our new location!

Belonging Identity, Culture and Religion Center for Multicultural Affairs

Services and initiatives that foster a positive holistic experience for students.

The Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) promotes community engagement, multicultural education, leadership development, and social justice education among the student population.

The Center for Multicultural Affairs is committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive campus environment. We embolden students to examine the intersections of identity, to think critically about diversity and social justice, and to utilize their unique and collective voices to enact positive change.

We envision a campus community where all members are safe and able to live in full authenticity. 

Advocacy: We believe that advocacy is essential to students’ college and life successes.  We empower them with knowledge, skills and actions to create a more socially just society. 

Student-centered: We believe students are at the core of our work; we are invested in their academic and personal success and development.  

Excellence: We strive for excellence in all that we do. 

Integrity: We value consistency between values and actions and strive to cultivate strong moral character in all students. 

Social Justice: We believe in addressing inequity and harm as well as creating spaces and fostering relationships in which power is shared. We practice awareness of all forms of systemic oppression (racism, heterosexism, classism, patriarchy, etc.) as we reflect on who we are and how we engage with others.  

Center for Multicultural Affairs Land Acknowledgement

The Center for Multicultural Affairs acknowledges that the land our center and the greater university occupies are the ancestral lands of the Shakori, Eno and Tuscarora people.

Today, North Carolina recognizes 8 tribes: Coharie, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Saponi, Haliwa Saponi, Waccamaw Siouan, Sappony, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee. We recognize those peoples for whom these were ancestral lands as well as the many Indigenous people who live and work in the region today.

Pronunciation Guide 

  1. shuh • cori
  2. EE-noh
  4. co-HAIR-ee
  5. LUM-bee
  6. ma-HAIR-in
  7. OAK-uh-NEE-chee suh-PONY
  8. HA-lih-WAH suh-PONY
  9. WOK-uh-ma Soo-uhn
  10. suh-PONY
  11. cheh·ruh·kee


Center for Multicultural Affairs (Lower Level of the Bryan Center)

  • CMA Main – 0010 
  • CMA La CASA – 006A
  • CMA AAPI BASE – 005A

Office Phone: 919-684-6756
Fax: 919-681-7565

For more information, contact the CMA at

Sign Up for Our Weekly Newsletter!

Every Monday during the academic year, the CMA distributes a list of multicultural events from our listserv that are occurring in our Center, Duke's campus, and in the Durham community. If you are hosting an event and would like it to be considered for inclusion in our newsletter, please submit your events prior to 3:00pm on Friday to be considered for the following week's newsletter.

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