The new Trotter Multicultural Center's location has been approved by the U-M Regents - it will be built on South State Street in the heart of central campus, just across the street from the Diag. The new facility will replace the current William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center, which sits off campus at 1443 Washtenaw Ave.
Many thanks to all of the students, faculty, and staff who contributed to the process. As Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper notes:
The idea for a new multicultural center began with students, and students have been the driving energy in all our planning. In town hall meetings and many focus groups, students gave feedback about what the building should provide, and about the location that might work best. Taking together all these voices, we found the location on State Street to be the best fit for students' needs.
In the meantime, sign up to receive Trotter's newsletter and visit the current center for one of their many events. For more information on the new Center's approval and building process, see the University Record.