Multicultural Services

MCS Open House (Tuesday, September 27 at 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Take a tour of the new MCS space and learn more about the services and programs we offer.

Bellevue College Community

Our new hours of operation are M-F 8am-5pm. We are located in Room C206

You can also reach us via our Virtual Front Desk at 425-564-2208 and mcs@bellevuecollege.edu.

Director’s Message

Students, Community, Faculty and Staff. I am honored to serve as the Director for the BC Multicultural Services Department. Our primary goal is to support students in their educational journey at BC.  We have a fantastic team of dedicated staff, work-study students, and peer educators, 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 programming, and to join our learning community.

Virtual Front Desk

Join 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. Click the red bar above or below to access chat.


Office Hours

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can also join us by virtual appointments.
Please check office websites for the latest updates (or go to Campus Services @ Bellevue College to find links to office websites).  

You are welcome to call our office at (425) 564-2208 or join a chat with our Virtual Front Desk below. Click on red bar above or below to access our MCS chat.

Join Virtual Front Desk

Meet with MCS Staff

Need to meet with anyone in Multicultural Services or have general questions? Come by our office in C-206 or schedule an appointment with us! Some of the services we offer include:

  • General Questions
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Transfer Assistance
  • General Academic Guidance
  • Puente Project & Umoja Information

Check out our Bookings Page and meet with anyone in the office. We are offering both in-person and virtual meetings. If you’d like to meet in person, please be aware of the following availability:

  • Monday/Tuesday: Henry Amaya & Hector Guzman
  • Wednesday/Thursday: Kathy Colasurdo & Darnita Boynton Howard
  • Friday: Virtual Only

MCS Program Services

A service program that provide a broad range of support services including general questions, general academic guidance, financial aid counseling, transfer assistance, and career exploration and planning.
*To make an appointment, select the service that you would like to schedule, then pick a date and time available

Schedule an Appointment

Struggling with math? No worries, MCS has got your back. Get help from BC tutors for math levels ranging from Math 075 ~ Math 151 at the Academic Success Center.
*To make an appointment, select the course that you would like to schedule, then pick a date and time available

IMPORTANT Note: Math tutoring is currently being provided by the Academic Success Center. If you need tutoring for math and/or any other subject please go the Academic Success Center (ASC) where they provide FREE online tutoring for a variety of subjects.

Academic Success Center (ASC)

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.

Contact Information:
Henry Amaya: henry.amaya@bellevuecollege.edu
Phone: (425) 564-4064

MCS Mentoring Program

We know and understand the challenges of a navigating new environment. We want you to know that you are not alone and that you have MCS staff to provide step-by-step guidance and navigation at Bellevue College.  We provide holistic, non-judgmental support connecting you to essential services for your success to help you transition into your academic program and the BC campus community. 

Contact Information:
Kathy Colasurdo: k.colasurdo@bellevuecollege.edu 
Phone: 1-(425)-564-2423

Learn More

At MCS we offer academic, career, and personal development workshops that are catered to the needs of students. The workshops organized by MCS cover a wide range of subjects that aim to aid students in both their academic and personal growth. We invite you to take a look at this quarters workshops and events as well as invite you to to participate.

View Events and Workshops

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.

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