DMS Expansion FAQs

As mentioned in our Department’s vision, DMS strives to become a preeminent multicultural programming unit that actively and intentionally engages in the retention and graduation of students, holistic development and transformational learning of students, broadening of student perspectives, and contributions to higher education practice. Additionally, the new space will positively impact student abilities to demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, understanding individual differences, and respectfully interact with all people.

The DMS Lower Level Suite is set to be completed by late Fall 2021.

This renovation and expansion project is evidence of the Texas A&M University and Division of Student Affairs’ commitment to an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for students. It will also help meet the needs and growth of the students DMS serves by maintaining the Department’s practice of functional initiative-driven programming.  Given the Aggie student population’s steady growth, there is an identified need to continue expanding opportunities for intentional interaction and engagement among underrepresented students and intercultural competence initiatives to help all students prepare for our increasingly diverse world.  One strategy has been the renovation and expansion of the Department of Multicultural Services to increase collaboration, educational, community, and meeting space to ensure validation, mattering and belonging are transparently tailored across cultural affinity groups and provide opportunities for intercultural competence development to positively impact student abilities to demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, understanding individual differences, and respectfully interact with all people.  In the process of supporting, advocating for, and positively challenging students across multiple initiatives, the department provides experiences for students to incorporate distinctively tailored student learning and development into their journey of becoming competent leaders.

This construction will allow increased student traffic, programs, and services across two physical spaces in the prominently located Memorial Student Center.  In addition to an expanded conference room, additional meeting room, updated technology, and modernized artwork and décor, the furniture, carpet, and paint will be renewed and restored in the 2200 suite.  The Lower Level suite expansion will feature multiple meeting rooms, student gathering spaces, and advanced technology as seen in the digital renderings.  Students will have increased opportunities to transparently and organically experience identity validation, mattering, and belonging and engage in intercultural competency development preparing them to successfully transition into our increasingly diverse workplaces. See more in the digital renderings.

Our mailing address and mail stop will remain the same in order to avoid confusion.

DMS 2nd Floor Suite – MSC Suite 2200

DMS Lower Level Suite – MSC Suite LL 110