Create and foster an inclusive campus community that respects and embraces our intersectional identities.

Two students chat while in the MILS
The space offers tables and sofas to hang out at.
A student worker smiles while at the MILS front desk
The Multicultural Intersectional Learning Space is located on the union 1st floor

Pillars and Focus

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Intersectional Education and Social Justice

The Intersection hosts student programs and opportunities for students to have dialogue and engage in self-exploration of their own and others' intersectional identifies. The Intersection also hosts opportunities for students to engage in on and off campus social justice advocacy and community engagement.

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Purposeful Coalitions and Leadership

The Intersection hosts student-centered programs and activities that allow students the opportunity to engage in coalition building with student government, fraternities and sororities and student programming leaders. The Intersection is an important space for meetings, discussion and the sharing of ideas for creating a more inclusive community.

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Reflection, Support and Sense of Community

The Intersection serves as a welcoming gathering space for historically marginalized students to engaging in mentoring, leadership, social, and emotional support activities that assist in their academic success and retention towards graduation.

Two students talk in the multicultural intersectional learning space


The Washburn Multicultural Intersectional Learning Space, The Intersection, will provide student-centered support for students identified as historically marginalized. Support will be provided through multicultural and intersectional learning opportunities that will enhance students' academic success, empathy and inclusion, leadership and cultural intelligence.


The Washburn University Multicultural Intersectional Learning Space operates from the Washburn University Division of Student Life, Center for Community and Belonging and Office of Student Involvement and Development. The space is staffed by students working closely with the Center for Community and Belonging and the Office of Student Involvement and Development.

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