William “Pope” Wright Student Center

On Nov. 28, 2018, UW-Superior formally named the Multicultural Center the William “Pope” Wright Student Center. This renaming was to continue to honor the 44 years of service that Pope Wright dedicated to this campus and its students.  

Wright began teaching at UW-Superior in 1971, and was the first African-American professor at the university. He was an artist and mentor to a countless number of students at UW-Superior, doing everything from advising the Black Student Union to being the Director of the Minority Affairs Office. He was known for always finding time for students of all backgrounds and cultures. 

The center’s goal is to provide a welcoming space and programming for underrepresented students on campus. 

Reserving the Pope Center 

If you would like to reserve the Pope Center, please contact the Office of Intercultural Student Success (ISS) at iss@uwsuper.edu

Please note that reservations of the Pope Student Center are on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to equity, diversity, and inclusion events and EDI student events.  


You are responsible for planning all of your set-up arrangements, including furniture, electronic equipment, food, and clean-up/break-down. 

Electronic Equipment  

The Pope Center is equipped with a P. A. system and seven computers. 

Two TVs and an AV cart are also available. 

For assistance with equipment setup or any questions, please contact the Office of Intercultural Student Success.