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The Student Equity Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

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Dr. Samuel McKinney, nationally known orator and civil rights activist, speaks during Black History Week in 1978.

History of the Student Equity Center

The Little Red House

Back in the early 1970s, the Black Student Union gathered for social events in a little red house on Euclid Avenue. It was a safe place to discuss racism and civil rights. The house became known as the Black Cultural Center.

A Place for Everyone

From that little red house, and years of hard work and dedication from many students, faculty and staff, ideas grew into award-winning programs, crowd-gathering events, and university-wide campaigns focused on promoting cultural understanding and the importance of racial harmony.
Today, Boise State’s Student Equity Center is a vital campus resource financially supported by the university. It’s not only used by students but faculty and staff as well. It’s a place for everyone—black and white, Latino and Native American, Asian and European.

One Decade at a Time

Visit the Albertsons Library archives below to view the full timeline that traces Multicultural Student Services’ progress and Boise State’s continuing efforts to build communication and understanding among all people and to promote and preserve cultural diversity.

Visit the archive of Student Equity Center history