When sustainability graduate student Sarra Tekola first came to ASU, her initial thought was to look for a multicultural center.
To her surprise, at one of the largest universities in the country, there was not one to be found.
This was a major concern for Tekola, considering all of the schools she attended in the past had the resource she said is a vital asset to the success of minority students.
Tekola formed the Multicultural Solidarity Coalition in 2015 with the goal of pushing for a multicultural center on campus, as well as having, what she described, as a space for discussion of racism and discrimination.
“ASU is missing a critical component to ensure that the campus is not only a safe space (for minority students), but to ensure the success of underrepresented minorities,” Tekola said.