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.

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.

Multicultural Services (MCS) Virtual Front Desk

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

Monday-Thursdays 8 a.m-5 p.m.

Fridays: closed April 30-Dec. 31

Please Note: Student Affairs Offices (including MCS) are closed on Fridays from April 30 – December 31. The college is in the process of implementing ctcLink, providing a brand-new student database management system, which includes a student self-service portal, and mobile app designed to serve you better. The new system will be going “live” the week of November 8.

In preparation, Student Affairs Offices are closed on Fridays from April 30 – December 31 (with some exceptions that will be posted in advance).  Please check office websites for the latest updates (or go to Campus Services @ Bellevue College to find links to office websites).  

For phone calls and emails received on Fridays, staff will respond the following week, as promptly as possible.

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

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Become an MCS Student: Join Our Learning Community

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 serves incoming freshman and/or new to BC students. The goal of the program is to help incoming freshman and/or new to BC students acclimate to BC and college in general, and learn of ways in which to be successful at BC. The MCS Connects Mentoring Program comprises of Student Peer-Mentors and BC Faculty/Staff Mentors.

Staff contact information

Henry Amaya – henry.amaya@bellevuecollege.edu

Kathy Colasurdo –  k.colasurdo@bellevuecollege.edu

Julia Munyandamutsa – Julia.munyandamutsa@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