University of Alaska Anchorage

Spring 2018 AHAINA graduates pose with faculty and staff.

UAA Multicultural Center

The UAA Multicultural Center (MCC) promotes academic and personal growth of traditionally underserved students or underrepresented minority students. The MCC encourages all students to fully engage with the university community through active participation in student clubs and organizations, programs, services, leadership opportunities and working with faculty, staff and administrators to facilitate informed decision making.

Email or Call: Closed to In-person Traffic

Due to coronavirus containment measures, the Multicultural Center is closed to in-person traffic. However, you can reach staff via email and phone for any questions or concerns:

Seawolf Success Program

The Seawolf Success Program is a free collegiate training opportunity that empowers incoming UAA students and provides tools to help them excel at the University of Alaska Anchorage.


AHAINA stands for African American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American students. AHAINA develops and implements educational, cultural and social programs that assist students in obtaining satisfactory grades, reaching self-determined academic goals and graduating successfully.

Director's Welcome

Andre Thorn UAA Multicultural Center Director

Hello UAA Students,

My name is E. Andre Thorn and I am delighted serve as the Director of the Multicultural Center. Since relocating to Alaska and the UAA in 2011, I have found that the students here are intelligent, diverse and dynamic. We anticipate getting to know you better!

I pledge to build an exciting and responsive suite of programs and activities designed promote student engagement and success for the entire campus community. I am also committed to creating an inviting and supportive environment for you as you matriculate through the UAA. I invite you to drop in and say hello and to let me know how we may meet your needs. You will find our educational and personal support workshops, guest speakers, support of cultural events and clubs/organizations particularly useful as you work with our office. Our staff within the center stands ready to work with you on a variety of academic, cultural and personal issues and our computer lab is available for your use and the coffee pot is always on.

We look forward to seeing you in the Center!

UAA Multicultural Center Director

E. Andre Thorn
Director of the UAA Multicultural Center