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Our Purpose


Our purpose is to build community and promote a sense of belonging by providing a safe space where all students can honor, acknowledge, and celebrate their unique cultures.


General Use Guidelines

Appropriate Uses

  • The Southern Co. Multicultural Lounge is a Special Use Space.
  • Reservations should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to your event.

  •  Events are approved with priority. Weekly meetings should be submitted through GTevents and may be approved after the 3-week reservation window has closed AND if no Event reservations has been submitted.

  • The capacity limit is 50.

  • Events held before 5pm on weekdays have a 4 maximum (Setup and breakdown included)

  • Suggested Uses:

    • RSO Interest Meetings

    • RSO General Body Meetings

    • Team Retreats

    • Team Meetings and Trainings

    • Round Table Discussions

    • Luncheons

    • Social Events

    • Candidate Presentations (recommended 15 participants)

    • Presidential/VIP Events

    • Cultural Pop-Up Shop (Food, Business)

Hours of Operations

Staffed Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am – 10pm

Saturday and Sunday 11am - 3pm 


All property of the Southern Co. Multicultural Lounge must remain within the space. Property includes tables, chairs. audio/video equipment, ottomans, and podiums. General rule of thumb: if you or your group does not own the item in question, then it cannot be removed from the space.

Furniture such as tables and chairs may be used and rearranged within the space for meetings and events, but the furniture must be returned to its original location immediately following the meeting or event.

Space is reserved as is. Up to 2 additional 6-foot tables can be requested for reservations with catering contracts. Please indicate if you will need additional tables in your request.

Cleaning Policy

Groups are responsible for restoring the space to its original condition upon the conclusion of their event. Failure to clean up will result in a re-evaluation of the group’s reservation privileges.

Recyclable items should be placed in the appropriate receptacle located in the Kitchenette.

All large items (i.e. pizza boxes) must be broken down and placed in a suitable trash can in or out of the Multicultural Programs Lounge (MPL).

SCEC Decorations Policy

Multicultural Display Cases

Must be GaTech RSO, department, or approved community partner to reserve the Multicultural Display Cases.

Food Policy


Reserve Our Spaces

The Multicultural Programs Lounge invites GaTech RSOs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Departments, and Community partners to use space in the Multicultural Programs Lounge to celebrate and highlight culturally significant holidays, resources, and programming.

SCEC Space Reservation Policy

Reserve Multicultural Programs

Reserve Multicultural Display Cases

Located next to the Atlantic theatre, the SCEC Multicultural Display Cases offer a unique opportunity for RSOs, departments and Community Partners to acknowledge Multicultural programming, departments, RSOs, resources, and cultural observances.

Community Guidelines

  • Display plans must highlight events hosted on Georgia Tech's campus.
    • The display must be active and available for viewing for a minimum of 1 week.
  • Reservations are processed in the order they are received.
  • The maximum display time for each reservation is one (1) month. Display time may be extended if reservation books allow, and an extension is necessary.
  • Live plants are allowed with prior approval and time restrictions.

The following items are prohibited in the Multicultural Programs Lounge Display Cases:

  • Food
  • Candles (Battery operated candles accepted)
  • Unapproved adhesive items
  • Live Animals

Registered Student Organizations and GT Departments can reserve this space in GT Events in the "Display Case Request" template. 


Reservation Rates

In most cases, Registered Student Organizations and GT Departments may use the Student Center spaces at no charge. Room charges will apply to RSO and GT Departments on two occasions:

  1. RSO and GT Departments who are charging admission or collecting fees (to attendees or vendors) for an event. Events for the sole purpose of fundraising for the RSO are included; or
  2. RSO and GT Departments who are co-sponsoring with an off-campus organization. RSO who are directly affiliated with an off-campus organization are excluded if the event/meeting directly relates to the mission of the RSO.
 RSOsGT DepartmentsStandard Rate/Off-Campus Clients
Flat Rate for First 3 Hours$25$50$75
Each Additional Hour$25$25$25


Day Use Lockers

Lockers are available for day use only in the John Lewis Student Center. Lockers are first come, first serve, and located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center. Locker users set their own locker code and choose from any available locker.

The lockers will be cleaned each morning during initial staff headcounts.

Items left in lockers after this time will be taken to the Information Desk located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center and held for one week in the lost and found. Users picking up items from the lost and found should provide a detailed description of the items. Items not picked up after one week will be discarded. Water bottles, food, and other items that are deemed perishable or unsanitary will be discarded immediately when lockers are cleaned. The Information Desk will help with all locker questions or challenges.