Dear Students, due to the COVID-19 health crisis the Multicultural Services (MCS) office has moved online. Please make an appointment or visit our virtual front desk below.

Multicultural Services (MCS) Virtual Front Desk

Have questions about our department and services (academic coaching, financial aid counseling, tutoring, equipment lending, personal and leadership development, post prison and workshops)? Our front desk staff is here to help you over chat, audio and video.


8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call in #: 1-206-899-2345
Conference ID#: 280528193#

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MCS provides culturally-sensitive support services to BC students in the area of academic skill building development, faculty and peer mentorship, student advocacy, information sharing, connecting to resources, and community building.

MCS Connects Mentoring Program

MCS Connects Mentoring Program fosters professional and supportive mentoring relationships between incoming students and peer, staff, faculty mentors for a period of one year.  Mentors will guide new students to work through academic and personal goals as they make their transition to BC.  Research shows students with mentors are more likely to succeed academically and have better relationships with peers, teachers, family and friends.

Staff contact information

Kathy Colasurdo –  kcolasur@bellevuecollege.edu

Julia Munyandamutsa – Julia.munyandamutsa@bellevuecollege.edu

Zak Yousuf – zak.yousuf@bellevuecollege.edu

Henry Amaya – henry.amaya@bellevuecollege.edu

Financial and other resources

CARES ACT: Higher Education Emergency Funds

Bellevue College students with financial hardship related to the campus closing and moving all classes and services to an online system due to the COVID-19 health crisis may qualify for emergency funds from the federal CARES Act.

COVID-19 Student Resource Portal

Bellevue College COVID-19 relation resources such as technology, medical and community resources.

BC Benefits Hub: General Resources

Are you balancing a combination of school, work, and life? Are you working hard, but still having a difficult time keeping up with bills and the rising cost of living? United Way of King County’s Benefits Hub will help you get by, get ahead, and stay ahead so that you can achieve your college and career goals.

Video message from MCS staff and students

Director’s Message

It is an honor for me to serve as the director of our Multicultural Services Department. Our primary goal is to support you in your education at BC.  We have a fantastic team of dedicated staff, and work-study students here to serve you, to support you, and to help you navigate our college. I invite you to visit Multicultural Services, learn about our support services, and to join our learning community.