Multicultural Center

Inclusive Excellence - Northeast State

Northeast State Multicultural Center

A warm, vibrant, safe space that welcomes and serves all


What We Do


  • Advance cultural competence
  • Enhance multicultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Promote the value of inclusive excellence
  • Leadership development
  • Facilitate the engagement and retention of underrepresented students


The Multicultural Center seeks to promote northeast State Community College's commitment of diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and overall inclusive excellence practices by broadening multicultural awareness and sensitivity, leadership, and encourages cross-cultural collaborative relationships through recruitment, engagement, and success.


Northeast State Multicultural Center
  • Blountville
    A208 (Student Affairs Building)



  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Closed Friday - Sunday

The space features a comfortable lounge area with tables and chairs, providing a welcoming space for faculty, staff, and students to relax or connect with classmates or colleagues. Other resources include charging stations, an interactive LED monitor, Zoom access, and a wide selection of books and board games.

  • Check back soon for events

Contact Caitlin Maines

In support of retention and degree completion, a limited number of Educational Access and Diversity Scholarships will be awarded for the academic year. Recipients must be Tennessee residents and have at least a 2.75 overall combined GPA. Applicants must meet at least one of the following criteria for underrepresented populations to be considered for the Educational Access and Diversity Scholarship:

  • Hispanic/Latino/Spanish origin, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander origin as documented by the Northeast State Office of Admissions and Records.
  • Registered with Accessibility Services (formerly the Center for Students with Disabilities) at Northeast State.
  • Classified as a United States Military Veteran. Proof of veteran status must be on file with the Veteran & Military Student Success Center to qualify under military veteran criterion.


For more information:
Visit the Northeast State Scholarships page

or Contact Tongai Maodzwa

  • Check back soon for more resources

Contact William Ward, DMin
Success Coach
Office A205, Student Services Building
Extension: 5325

Connect with Northeast State

Northeast State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Linda W. Calvert, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence & Sponsored Programs, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617-0246, 423.323.0222

Please view Northeast State Community College's policy on nondiscrimination for more information.