Trotter Multicultural Center

The Trotter Multicultural Center has a two-fold purpose:

  • To promote a campus and community environment in which all students can prosper academically and socially.
  • To promote and provide services to build a supportive environment in which all students can develop a better understanding and appreciation for the Multicultural diversity represented at the University.

What We Offer

  • Free, reservable meeting and event space for registered student organizations
  • Opportunities for students orgs to host events
  • Student organization office space
  • Audio/visual equipment for rental
  • Open seven days a week during the academic year

The TMC is a vibrant hub that welcomes and serves all members of our community from U of M students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, community members and other campus visitors. The TMC provides our visitors with a home away from home and a wealth of educational opportunities.

Celebrating the month of Ramadan

As we end another amazing acedemic year and we are pulled in so many different directions our Muslim students will be taking time out for a month long celebration. The month of Ramadan is from May 26th,- June 25. One reason this time of year is favored is because its believed that Muhammad first received revelations in the lunar month of Ramadan. Therefore, making this 30 day period the most sacred month of the Islamic calendar.

The Shades We Wear

On Thursday, April 13th, at 5:30 pm please join the W.M. Trotter Multicultural Center for an interactive dialogue on colorism. Come share, listen, and reflect on what colorism truly means and how it affects our greater community. The overarching question we hope to ask and discuss is what happens when race is used as costume?

William Monroe Trotter Biographical Summary

Interested in learning more about William Monroe Trotter? Click here to read about his life's work. The biographical summary was written by Cassandra DeFelice, a former programming staff member at Trotter and graduate of the Master's of Social Work program at UofM. 

Timeline of William Monroe Trotter's Life

Over the years, curiosity about the man for whom the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center takes its name, peaked among faculty, staff, and students. Indeed, those with some sense of the center’s history—those, in fact, who knew that the multicultural center emerged in the aftermath of the black student protest movement of the 1970s—and those with little-to-no knowledge of any of this social movement history, all began to wonder about Trotter himself.